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It's time for GPs to put up or shut up

Your pages seem to be full of the same cliche-ridden letters.

We have GPs who are against extended hours, and argue that polyclinics lack any evidence of need or cost benefit; we have salaried doctors muttering about long hours; we have an army of GPs who want to burn effigies of the GPC negotiators.

It would be better to accept where we are and raise our professional game.

If GPs don't like it, they should leave the profession. If GPs want to fight these policies they need to have coherent arguments as to why these don't apply in their area.

Dr Minesh Patel, East Grinstead, West Sussex

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