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Writing competition 2017 – Dear Theresa May...

The most compelling letter will win a Amazon Fire tablet!

There will also be a prize for the best letter written by a GP under 35

It should not need saying, but perhaps the Prime Minister could do with a guide on why she should value her 40,000 GPs.

And Pulse is only happy to help, by collating your letters to Ms May about being a GP, what it means to you and your patients and the value of general practice. Whether it is short or long, prose or poetry, a missive from yourself or from a patient/historical/fictional character, we want Ms May to hear why generalism is special. The best letters will be published in Pulse and then packaged up and sent to Number 10.

If you're working outside England, feel free to address your letter to the First Minister instead.

Email your entry (maximum 500 words) to by 10 March to enter. Our writing competition last year attracted scores of entries, you can read the best ones below.


dr renee kenderkamp 3x2

‘I knew I was breaking every rule’Subscription

Dr Renee Hoenderkamp’s winning entry

Comments (18)Rating  Star Rating 5

2nd place

dr helen cotton duotone 3x2

My son's call for help saved meSubscription

Comments (3)Rating  Star Rating 5

3rd place

dr richard cook duotone 3x2

'I tried to speak, but no words came' Subscription

Comments (2)Rating  Star Rating 5


dr celine inglis duotone 3x2

Yes, doctors sometimes need help tooSubscription

Comments (4)Rating  Star Rating 5

Winner (Under-35s)

dr heather ryan duotone 3x2

Sometimes it's more important to be kindSubscription

Comments (11)Rating  Star Rating 4