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House: do you think Hugh Laurie's character would survive the NHS?


Next week: We’re watching House on Sky 1, Thursdays at 10pm.

Tell us what you think of the brilliant but hard-to-handle House played by Hugh Laurie.

How would you fancy working with the inspiring but frustrating doc and would he survive in the NHS?

Let us know what you think below.

  • What? House
  • When? Thursday 10pm, Sky 1

Readers' comments (4)

  • I am not so sure about how he treats the nurses - he's a little disrespectful (make that a lot disrespectful) of them. I wouldn't want to work with him - however good he is!

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  • He's disrespectful to everyone, but he's a total genius - although he is working in a hospital that seems to receive a patient with some totally mysterious illness every day. I think even I could be a genius if I had that sort of caseload - they all seem to be once-in-a-career type situations.
    On the subject of his behaviour towards his patients and colleagues, I've seen plenty of doctors being as rude as House, but without the god-like genius

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  • House would fit in a treat - - there are hospital consultant out there with similar egos and cavalier attitude. I saw a consultant fairly recently who booked a tennis lesson halfway through a consultation with me and another who kept me waiting 2 hours to talk about my mother’s prognosis despite telling me that if I was late from my appointment she would have left. However I don’t think he would survive in the NHS as I can’t see him struggling with the facilities. I don’t think many places would offer him the equivalent of that large and airy office of his.

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  • Hugh Laurie who plays Dr Gregory House has a brilliant brain and is an excellent diagnostician to his many patients who have complex medical conditions. However he always manages to come up with the correct diagnosis then administer the correct drug treatment and they make a full recovery often from being near death.
    He has a wide knowledge base around medicine, medical conditions and diseases.
    He regularly puts his team down and discusses personal and domestic problems his team may be having, Which is unprofessional and I presume breaches confidentiality policy. His practical skills are unacceptable and unorthodox and breaches the code of ethics and practice.
    He needs training in interpersonal skills and communication. However if he made me better from an illness, I could put up with him.
    He has no respect for legislation and procedures and often goes ahead and does what he wants when he wants. I have seen on very rare occasion him showing empathy to a patient. His personal life is complex and usually in turmoil which must impact on his work. His substance misuse is a grave concern for himself and his patients. However his team somehow put up with it. He has little respect for his colleagues either senior or junior to himself.

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