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Hard-working GP

15 March 2013


From the Revd Dr Simon Wright

Sir, - I was intrigued at the description of her GP by the Revd Hayley Matthews (Letters, 8 March).

I am also a Salford GP like hers. Unlike hers, I am 50, work ten- to 11-hour days, drive a 13-year-old Zafira, and see about 40 patients face to face daily, while dealing with more than that number by messages and emails. When I am not preparing to run the NHS as this Government expects of me, I use much of my free time being an OLM.

Unlike her GP, I do not get away early, but she concedes that her GP may not be typical. Indeed, to me he seems more of a caricacture.

The broad-brush approach tarring a whole profession that is working in difficult circumstances, especially difficult in Salford, as she is well aware, is to be regretted and possibly unworthy.

12 Davyhulme Road, Davyhulme
Manchester M41 7DS

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