Chairman’s speech at consultants conference 2004 Put patients initial. That’s what Mr Reid says viagra biverkningar . That’s fine. Consultants do that every day. We don’t want a politician to say it, like it’s something we never thought of. When a consultant is operating 50 hours a week despite only being payed for 35, that is putting the patient first. Whenever a consultant is working on a crisis patient in the center of the full night time, that is putting the patient first. When a consultant can be assessing a desperately mentally ill patient in a police cell out of hours, that is putting the patient initial. For us, patients first do come, and always have.