Letter: Block on GP visits

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I had a sense of deja vu when I saw your lead story on Saturday. In 1980 I was on the staff of Doctor, a weekly newspaper for general practitioners. I was given the task of writing an April fool story and came up with the idea that doctors were going to be replaced by nurses as the first point of contact for patients.

This was to reduce the workload faced by doctors by reducing unnecessary visits.

Perhaps I can get a job as the new Mystic Meg of medicine.

GRAHAM JONES

Aldermaston, Berkshire

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