Page 5 of The Sunday Times carries an article recounting that the President of the GMC is calling for surgeons to be routinely breathalysed and tested for drugs before they are allowed to operate. The President's call is in response to a report, to be published next month, which shows an alarming rise in the number of doctors disciplined for drink and drug problems. The move is strongly opposed by the BMA and RCN, which dismissed it as a "gross infringement of human rights". The President of the GMC countered, "I don't see why doctors should claim to be different [from other public sector workers] and not have tests imposed upon them. Medics shouldn't be exempt." Thoughts anyone?