It's simple, Mr Hunt—GPs need to see patients to do our job

I don’t get it. At every turn there is a derogatory article about GPs and the need to protect the public from us.  

There is a never-ending need to identify a mythical sector of rogue practitioners. We are portrayed in such a negative light that sometimes I wonder why a squad of hit men aren’t deployed to systematically end our reign of terror. 

Then, in the same publication, a new initiative is unleashed to have allied health professionals take over our roles. The people who are trained as healers must be scrutinised to death, while those who have