Letters: Constant criticism is now damaging the profession

In light of the news in the national media that GPs are paid too much for doing too little, it would be interesting to see what impact this is having on the profession.

Speaking as a young GP, I find myself questioning my career choice. Do I want to be under the cosh for the next 30 years as the government's whipping boy? I suspect there are many more GPs in this position.

The continual criticism and undermining of GPs is doing damage to the profession. My gut instinct is that there must be a detrimental effect, but I wonder about the possibilities of quantifying it.

It is certainly stressful to be forever criticised.

Dr Dan Bunstone, GP35 panel member, Manchester.

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