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'The GPs who don't even know your name'? These patients would beg to differ...

As the row over A&E attendances and GP out-of-hours care rumbles on, the Daily Mail weighed in with a classic GP-bashing front page this morning, under the somewhat emotive banner headline ‘The GPs who don’t even know your name’.

The article, based on a leak of the speech health secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to make on Thursday, predictably stirred up a lot of GP anger. But when Pulse editor Steve Nowottny took to Twitter and jokingly suggested users tweet in support of their GP with the hashtag #myGPknowsmyname, it quickly became apparent many patients were up in arms too.

Although it was a somewhat tongue-in-cheek suggestion, Twitter has responded (as Twitter often does) enthusiastically, with dozens of patients, GPs and other NHS staff taking to their keyboards in defence of the profession.

Here are a few of the best:





What’s your experience of your GP? Tell us in the comment section below or on Twitter with the hashtag #myGPknowsmyname.

Readers' comments (24)

  • The greedy 'partners' who want to milch the vulnerable 'salaried' partners/ employee/slaves is a recipe for disaster.Now that the windfall is drying up these greedy partners have started cribbing.In one practice there was no parking space for salaried GP, all partners had to sign his one day study leave and he had to wait for days to talk to one of the Godly "real Partner" All these crook partners will get their due.Shame on them.

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  • whats strange is all this parter bashing spewl , do the salaried really believe its a all a bunch of roses , champagne falling from the skies massages on tap and weekly holidays in teh bahamas for partners , come on you narrow minded tunnel visioned internet mongering fluffy wuffys. All for one and for all .or does no one know Dumas. Plus lets be honest Salaried doctors only gripe truthfullky is lack of stability , I assure you give a job as a salaried for 20 years there will be no comlaint ,

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  • I'm sorry but I don't agree that GP partners are abusing their salaried colleagues. We advertised 3 x last year for a full time or part time partner and had very little response. GPs finishing training are just not wanting to become partners and with the cuts in practice funding salaried GPs are earning as much as or sometimes more per hour than partners

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  • How hard should doctors work ? How many hours, How many patients a day. No one tells pilots or lorry drivers they are lazy - their safety is defined so others are safe.
    What about GPs and consultants. I was doing 80 hour weekends and gave up, but my colleagues in A+E still do this - it is torture and brutal.
    So then, how many hours - anybody?

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