Last week Guido revealed that the poster boy of the junior doctors had claimed Tory MPs should “all be shot”. Dr Usman Ahmed wrote that he has “always hated the Conservatives” and that Tory MPs should be “given hell”. Well Dr Ahmed’s rant has not gone unnoticed, with local MP Karen Lumley writing to the Worcestershire NHS Trust and the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police expressing her concerns. Lumley says that as a registered outpatient she fears for her safety if Dr Ahmed is on duty:
“I am extremely concerned about this sort of behaviour which is of course totally unacceptable and hope that you and the rest of the Trust would not tolerate it. As I myself am a registered outpatient at the Alexandra Hospital, if this information is accurate and he was on duty when I arrived for an appointment, I could not have any confidence that my safety or well being were assured”.
Guido understands that following the letter West Mercia police have now launched an investigation into Dr Ahmed. The Worcestershire NHS Trust has said it is also investigating his behaviour. A very silly thing for Dr Ahmed to put on his Facebook page…
UPDATE: Dr Ahmed has now apologised on Facebook “I wish to apologise unreservedly for a foolish remark made in the heat of the moment; both for the upset it caused and also for it detracting from the real issues of concern of an unsafe contract for millions of patients and their doctors. Once again my sincerest apologies.”