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Letter of the week: Golf jibe is par for the course



Professor Malcolm Grant’s jibe about GPs being ‘out playing golf’ is just based on the crass ignorance of an individual who clearly has the knowledge and insight of a cow pat. (Commissioning board chair makes GPs “playing golf” jibe)

Playing golf? If only I had time for such recreation. It’s clear that the bureaucrats have no insight as to how pissed off we really are.

Like many other GPs I spend 55 hours minimum clinical contact with patients a week, and a further 20 hours on administrative work.

What more do people want? Phrases like ‘flogging a dead horse’ and ‘getting blood out of a stone’ spring to mind.

From Dr John Derounian, Glenlivet, Aberdeenshire