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Don't ask for trouble

We read regularly these days about GPs on-call being attacked, carjacked or, most recently, a GP whose car was chased by thugs waving a baseball bat and throwing bricks (News, November 3). Of course this is appalling and obviously very frightening. But why have a 'souped-up' car, or a personalised numberplate, that would have alerted potential assailants to the fact that the owner is a doctor?

Why can't they be anonymous and not try to impress? I'm afraid doctors can make things worse for themselves, as do our patients.

Dr Katherine Buchan


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