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He concludes: 'In all, let’s try and remember to be grateful for our GPs. Most of them are pretty good. They do a tough job under difficult circumstances, and it’s about to get harder again through the introduction of commissioning groups. GPs have flaws, but so do we all. Before you assume a GP is out to get you, or doing a bad job, I think you have to try and see the world a little from their own, very human, eyes.'
He blogs: 'The government of course is into ‘voluntary’ codes, best known as fiddling whilst Rome burns. This sounds so familiar, and can be seen in its policies about other mortality and morbidity-inducing products such as alcohol (where minimum pricing is needed, such as the Scots/SNP have sought to implement) and tobacco. Can’t they see that such codes generally fail, and have to be replaced by efficient regulation?'