Letters: Scratching at the surface of primary care reform

It is nice to see that Gordon Brown has recognised the work GPs do and that GPs are in future plans. Expanding the number of GPs is a start, but there also needs to be financial support to provide such services and promote general practice as a secure profession for the newly qualified GPs.

It feels like GPs have had little say in the development of primary care for the future. The only say we have is in the involvement of practice-based commissioning, but this is at the direction of the PCT and DoH, rather than looking at what is needed by the local population.

Mr Brown is touching the surface of the problem without any real commitment to general practice and I do not feel confident in Labour's primary care vision.

Dr Sumeeta Dhir, GP35 panel member, Lewisham, south London.

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