Speaking on behalf of the conference of LMCs by Dr Andrew Green criticised the chairman of the Royal College of Paediatricians' call for the care of children to be taken away from GPs.
Dr Green said: ‘What has been one of the high points of my career [was when] I performed a routine baby check on a 10-day-old baby. Almost 22 years to the day earlier I had done the same examination on her mother.
‘Please do not make one of the last generations to be granted such a privilege. And please do not make my patients one of the last patients able to exercise her choice of GP at all stages of her life.’
Dr Susan Overal said: ‘I am a GP. I am mistress of my trade. First and foremost I am a specialist in family care. Taking care of the younger members of the family is my every day bread and butter work. I am a specialist in family medicine. I practice holistic care. Let’s keep it this way.'