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I agree with Dr Michael Blackmore that the GMC is selective in following up information (Letters, October 4). While I was erroneously under investigation by the GMC (for two years) for supplying methadone to a patent whose child drank it and died, the prescribing GP was known to the organisation and was not followed up at all.

Another patient whom I inherited was on huge amounts of diamorphine, increasing doses having been prescribed, turning this patient, in effect, into a heroin addict.

The GMC is aware of this, of the circumstances and of the prescribing doctor, as is the Home Office, the LMC and the PCT, but nothing has been looked into by any of these organisations.

It seems there are rules for some and other rules for others. The slogan 'Protecting Some Patients Against Some Actions By Some Doctors' would seem more appropriate. Perhaps with 'On A Whim' added.

Dr SF Timmins

Ramsgate, Kent

·Dr Kailash Chand is quite right (Letters, October 18) ­ doctors need today's GMC like a fish needs a

bicycle.

The only reason this moribund and malodorous body is still on its perch is because it's nailed there, by statute. So let's get rid of the statute.

Dr David Bee and the Hyde GPs were and are good doctors, who may or may not have made small errors.

But what matters justice or proportionality if the sole aim is a political show trial?

Present and past personnel at 44 Hallam Street dishonour them, and all of us. Beyond that my opinion of this defunct oligarchy is entirely unprintable.

Dr Eric Webb

Milton Keynes

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