Pumpkin Positive in the Departure Lounge
The BBC reports on the work of Dr Adam Fox, who has compiled a list of the abbreviations doctors use in their notes. These are used, allegedly, to pinpoint the unspeakable truths about their patients:
The increasing rate of litigation means that there is a far higher chance that doctors will be asked in court to explain the exact meaning of NFN (Normal for Norfolk), FLK (Funny looking kid) or GROLIES (Guardian Reader Of Low Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt).
Dr Fox recounts the tale of one doctor who had scribbled TTFO – an expletive expression roughly translated as “Told To Go Away” – on a patient’s notes . . .
Thanks to Tom Baker for this one