At 12:30, on 21 February, I guess most of you will be doing something useful, like seeing patients. But having the luxury of retirement and not having any urgent cruise or holiday to attend, I could well find my way to the British Dental Association (BDA) in London. What draws me there will be the excitement of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM), where the articles of association may be amended.
Now such meetings are rare at the BDA and were usually tagged on to another meeting of the Representative Body. Like this they often sought to amend the articles or by-laws of the association and were over in five minutes flat before we all decamped to lunch. This time it could be different and might produce something newsworthy if nothing else.