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Department of Health must plug the statins black-hole

Regarding your item about encouraging students into general practice (Features, December 6), I was a principal for 13 years but found the increasing amounts of bureaucracy too hard to bear.

I did part one of a prospective trainer's course and spent the time thinking: 'I cannot do this. I cannot honestly recommend modern general practice to anyone.' This prompted me to act on my increasing dissatisfaction.

The new contract was the final straw. I left. I now read the magazines with their doom and gloom with a sense of relief.

I can see no reason for encouraging people into general practice in its current form. The increasing hurdles the VTS is putting in front of potential registrars strikes me as madness. I think the best advice to students or new graduates would be to get full registration and emigrate before the NHS collapses under repeated reforms, mountains of beaurocracy and loss of staff morale.

Dr Elaine Toms

Durham

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