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Woeful sign of times: private care for GP staff

I was disturbed to find in my mail this morning two letters, one from Norwich Union, trying to suggest that since the health service was in such a poor state it would be worthwhile for me to insure all my staff for private medicine.

The second letter was from the Home Office explaining how I could organise to employ staff from overseas, since it might be impossible to obtain qualified staff in this country.

I have been in the NHS for 38 years and I am senior partner in a busy surgery. These letters are an indictment of the society we live in.

Dr DA Hanraty

Hailsham, East Sussex

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