8. Paul Dacre
Editor, Daily Mail
GPs’ favourite editor looks set to continue with his mud-slinging as he tries to paint the profession as overpaid and underworked.
But his newspaper’s influence cannot be denied.
Earlier this month NHS England said it is reviewing the care plan template for the unplanned admissions DES after the Daily Mail alleged that care coordinators for the DES were ‘callously’ asking patients to sign DNRs as part of some of the questions on the form.
And however much hatred there seems to be for the Daily Mail the print version alone is read by 4.2 million adults, not least the millions who read MailOnline.
However the news that one brave GP is suing the newspaper for claims that his professional reputation was damaged by an ‘unfair’ article from one of its columnists could give Mr Dacre pause for thought.