Letters, calls and emails: UK general practice is well worth fighting for

Dear Editor

Your editorial offers, in beautiful prose, the best advice to health bosses and says it all - 'Put patients and continuity of care first' (GP, 16 November).

Healthcare is not about delivery, like burgers or pizza, and we do not want McGPs.

The British NHS is unique - demand-led, free for all - with the family doctor, the humble GP, being the patient's best friend.

The GP is the most cost-effective provider of family healthcare as well as being the best advocate of patients' health needs.

GPs must take control of patient services and stand at the vanguard of the ever-reconfiguring NHS. But how? There is a very old saying: 'meet together, talk together, common be your thoughts, common be your actions'.

Dr Vijay Bansal, Warrington, Cheshire.

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