100 GPs sign letter on Pulse telling Prime Minister general practice is ‘not safe’

Over 100 GPs have co-signed a letter warning Prime Minister David Cameron that general practice is no longer safe for patients, and telling him to start treating NHS staff with more respect.

The letter from Tower Hamlets GP partner and LMC member Dr Naomi Beer, published on Pulse only last night, argues that the NHS is not safe in Mr Cameron’s hands and urges him to start listening to GPs to find a remedy to the situation.

Dr Beer, whose practice launched a campaign to stop closures resulting from MPIG cuts in 2014, said Mr Cameron must stop ‘misrepresenting evidence’ to ’suit his ideologies’, while treating NHS staff ‘with contempt’.

She says Mr Cameron ’appears blind and deaf’ to what is happening around him, with ’doctors and nurses who are burned out, shattered, sick and exiting’ and this is why GPs at the Special LMC Conference last week voted to ‘if it comes to it, tender mass resignation’.

Full story in Pulse 5 February 2016