Leading Article: Medical compassion

THE RETURN of the bedside manner is much to be desired. So it is nice to have the Council of the Deans of the Medical Schools recommending a move away from purely academic means of selecting students.

The arrogance displayed in recent medical negligence cases is part of a culture which views patients as intellectual problems, rather than as people. Any moves, like the Deans', are welcome moves to attack this problem at the roots.