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How many times have you been called on to be a Good Samaritan?

How often since qualifying have you been called upon for a Good Samaritan act? I am up to nine now in 14 years - three on train stations, once on the Docklands Light Railway, once at Tesco twice in restaurants, once during a rugby match, and once at a school sports day.

I would be interested to know if this stuff follows me around or am I pretty typical?

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  • There was an interesting story in BMA News about a smartphone app that could make being a Good Samaritan even easier. The GoodSAM smartphone app alerts those with medical training to nearby emergencies so that potentially life-saving interventions can be given before the arrival of emergency services. Find out more on the BMA website: http://bit.ly/1jUNKhe

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to Community Manager:

    Does it also provide the necessary insurance coverage and protection against being sued?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    So far - 7 times, 6 of these occasions in the past 18 months (the most recent was last week). I've been qualified for 24 years, a GP for the past 20 years. 12 months ago I did an ALS course because I seem to be a magnet for emergencies outside of work.