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GPs must not be new 'border agency' in policing access to the NHS, says Gerada


I feel very priveledged to be a currently practicing GP as it is now more clear to me the actual power that we in the profession actually hold. It is a little disappointing that it has taken 25 years in practice to realise this !. It is clear that the ploiticians feel we can simply 'fix' the A+E pressures by doing more. Unfortunately the rhetoric they spill out is lacking in ant specifics other than defunding any cure. Reference to more being done in the community is not a revealtion to any GP - actually making it happen is where the problem lies. It is the holders of the purse strings who can effect a change and not hard the hard working masses. Now despite years of unacceptable behaviour in the Borders agency - and yet another political football -it seems that it is GPs to the rescue. I wonder what other problems will emerge that will manage to be stuck under the GP umbrella for correction??. I simply wish the MPs would take some responsibility and accountability for our current position and try to work with the profession rather than attempting to blame it. By the way we still hold a much higher level of public trust aand confidence than any MP . Wake up guys , work with us and maybe some good can be achieved.

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09 May 2013

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