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Last Word - Dr Trevor Stammers

The best thing about my practice is working as part of an excellent primary care team.

And the worst is having to use a computer in consultations. It really distracts from focusing on the patient.

My greatest fear is the computer will actually replace me altogether one day.

I believe the upper limit on abortion should be lowered to 20 weeks because there is evidence a fetus perceives pain at this stage and the psychological trauma for mothers having late terminations is much greater.

I am opposed to nurses prescribing termination pills and carrying out early surgical operations because it would eventually lead to the total deregulation of abortion with DIY abortion medication bought on the internet and noinvolvement from doctors or nurses at all.

The trait I most dislike in myself is my perfectionist tendencies.

The best thing about being a GP is patients' gratitude.

The prospect of regularly consulting on Saturdays again is the most annoying thing about being a GP.

Faliing onto the floor during a consultation when my chair leg broke is my funniest moment as a GP.

Somewhere less hell-bent on liberalising euthanasia and infanticide than England is the place I would most like to practise as a GP.

My most treasured possession is my opera collection.

My favourite word is Nicaragua.

The book I'm reading at the moment is God's Undertaker - Has Science Buried God? by Dr John Lennox, a rebuttal of Dawkins' naturalism by another Oxford don. It must be fun in the senior common room when they are around!

My guiltiest pleasure is enjoying eating foie gras.

The thing that annoys me most in the world is the intolerance of liberals towards those who disagree with them.

If I could do one thing to change the world, it would be to help every child to be a wanted child without the need for abortion.

My greatest achievement is seeing my family flourish.

Daytime TV such as that presented by Jeremy Kyle makes me depressed.

I relax by singing in a choir or in the bath (but not in the bath with the choir).

The guests at my ideal dinner party would be Plato, Aristotle, Elizabeth Anscombe and Roger Scruton, because they are all philosophers I admire.

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