Letters: Hard to trust the current government on the NHS

My concern is that Lord Darzi, an ex-laparoscopic surgeon, was felt to be the best person to carry out a review for all services, including general practice and his findings have been relied upon by government.

Mr Brown expresses a desire to encourage expansion in primary care, but he has reduced the monies paid to general practices. He states he wants to give clinicians much greater involvement in decision making while all but forcing extended hours upon us despite a lack of evidence.

At the risk of sounding cynical, I feel the current government has done nothing to inspire confidence from GPs.

The concept of continued development in primary care, with increased service provision and increased workforce sounds great, but it seems that this is expected to be carried out by stretching current goodwill and funds further rather than investing extra capital.

Sorry to sound negative, but I can't trust this government.

Dr Anna Cumisky, GP35 panel member, Bath.

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