THE British Medical Association has admitted that doctors have not been trained in ‘brain stuff’.
The BMA said GPs needed to be paid £55 every time they diagnosed dementia so they could pay for some training about what dementia actually is.
Dr Martin Bishop, the BMA’s director of golf, said: “Deciding what goes into a medical degree is very complicated, a bit like the human pancreas.
“I guess we just forgot to include stuff about the brain. That sounds like it might be a symptom of dementia, but I’ve really no idea.”
He added: “The great thing is that each diagnosis will be better than the last one, because the GP will have had another £55 worth of dementia training.
“It’s what we doctors call a ‘virtuous circle’.”