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With commissioning responsibility will come blame

Suddenly politicians of all political parties are desperate for GPs to take on the additional role of commissioning.

Why is this? Quite simply because they want us to take the responsibility, and the blame, for rationing in the NHS.

They want the anger and the vitriol of the electorate and of the media to fall on us, rather then them, when it shortly becomes clear that NHS ‘consumers' cannot have everything which they have been told they are entitled to.

Dr Philip Aitchison, Derby