I am sorry to note that a young patient died due to a failure to diagnose a fatal condition over the telephone (GP, 1 June).
The system needs to change, because we have doctors from different specialties on call.
GPs doing out-of-hours are under enormous pressure and mistakes are bound to be made.
There should be a different accreditation for doctors doing out-of-hours.
One needs to be in frequent contact with emergency cases to have full confidence in dealing with them.
Dr Sivaram Devaraj, Twickenham, Middlesex.