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July 06, 2010

Playing Doctor?

The British National Health Service continues to impress:

As public sector managers look to find ever more creative ways of saving money, they would do well to study the enterprising thinking of NHS Kensington & Chelsea.

During a House of Commons speech yesterday Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt let slip that, prior to 2002, a hospital ward in the borough was hired out for the filming of a "big budget" pornographic movie.

The title of the film has yet to emerge, but it took place in a closed yet "fully-equipped" ward. It is also unclear whether the hospital was aware of the genre of film, or if it provided any technical support.

Not. going. there.

Posted by Cassandra at July 6, 2010 07:58 AM

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It was an educational film. Sort of.

Posted by: Cousin Dave at July 6, 2010 12:35 PM

And, for a refreshing change, nobody died due to the cost-saving measure.

Posted by: BillT at July 6, 2010 03:13 PM

Not. going. there.

Throwing the onus on us.

As usual.

You're up, bthun...

Posted by: BillT at July 6, 2010 03:17 PM

See? I *do* trust you! :)

Posted by: Cassandra at July 6, 2010 03:18 PM

Were any MPs in the movie?

Posted by: Cricket at July 6, 2010 05:33 PM

"Throwing the onus on us.

As usual.

You're up, bthun..."

Posted by: BillT at July 6, 2010 03:17 PM

Sorry for the delay!

I was in the back working on my Momma's Day present for Walkin Boss, aka the Gazebo, when I heard someone moan, "turn your head and cough".

So I ran right in here and,
*reads the thread*
*Glances in the direction of the case labeled In Case of Emergency, Break Glass for 10' pole, decides instead to slink back to the Gazebo project.*

Posted by: bt_it's_only_a_flesh_wound_doc_hun at July 6, 2010 06:38 PM

The Naughty Nurses of Nottingham?

For some reason I'm hearing the Benny Hill theme music in the background . . .

Posted by: LittleRed1 at July 6, 2010 07:16 PM

Damn it Yeoman!

I'm a Doctor, not a gymnast!

Posted by: Leonard McCoy at July 6, 2010 07:28 PM

It's actually a light-hearted spoof of the Carry On [Doctor/Nurse/Etc.] films from the Sixties with the allegorical theme of the interaction between NHS and the average Brit citizen.

Working title is rumored to be "BOHICAgainandAgainandAgain."

Posted by: BillT at July 7, 2010 12:33 AM

When Dr. Casey said he needed to travel to the UK to examine a new funding source for County General's cash flow problem, I had no idea it would be ♂, ♀, ^&%$# !

Posted by: Dr. Zorba at July 7, 2010 12:45 AM