SIR – I was reading the letter by Professor Martin Marshall, the chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, regarding the role of GPs during the pandemic, until I reached his remark: “It has been business as usual in general practice throughout the pandemic.” I nearly fell off my chair.
Short of putting up a barbed-wire fence round our local GP surgery, they have done just about everything else to dissuade patients from contacting them.
I have been bombarded with SMS messages, telling me what they weren’t prepared to do, which for most of the time was just about everything.
“Stay away,” was the clear message coming out, even if the surgery was actually open at times.
How can supermarket employees on a minimum wage continue to serve us, face to face,