An issue of trust.
We do it without thinking; we put our lives in the hands of people we think we can trust because we believe that they are capable of doing the job they have been asked to perform.
Sometimes, as in the tragedy in the Alps with the Greenwings jet several years ago it is misplaced. I feel the same now about my forthcoming appointment at Southmead Hospital.
I am not concerned the specialist may be an Egyptian Muslim, what worries me is that he graduated from Cairo University, one of the lowest ranked universities, only the establishments in the Balkan states get rated lower.
I have had a war with my genetic for over two decades, so getting the news I have cancer won't phase me too much, but putting my health in the hands of a person whose country has a literacy rate of below 25% (14%) does cause grave concern to me.