Letters: Mr Burnham: talk to us before making changes

Andy Burnham's plan to abolish practice boundaries (GP, 25 September) is another example of change without proper consultation with the actual providers of healthcare.

I can understand why people may view this as beneficial, but it is doomed to failure without proper organisation, consideration of the logistics and adequate funding and capacity.

Extended opening hours to accommodate the 'commuter trade' is another example of change that was poorly thought out and then forced upon GPs.

Many practices find it impractical to offer it to their population, and many others find the level of demand anticipated by the government just doesn't exist. When will it learn...

Dr Derek Godfrey, Perth

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