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GP to advise Government on genetics ethics

GPs in Derbyshire have laun-ched a campaign to stop a growing number of patients demanding letters in support of housing allocation bids.

Derbyshire LMC secretary Dr John Grenville said the requests were an unfair increase in GP workload and in some cases amounted to 'emotional blackmail'.

The campaign will target council housing officers, who are reportedly telling patients to approach GPs for the letters. A letter is to be handed out to patients to warn them that any requests will be refused.

Dr Grenville said: 'We thought this had died away years ago. As well as the workload implications, it's unfair on the patients as some GPs are doing this and some aren't.'

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