LETTERS: Morale sags in struggling health service

Sir: Health-service rationing and accountability are here to stay (report, 21 June), but as a GP I am only too well aware that the same problem in different patients can produce dramatically different effects on their lives. I would like to plead for some discretionary powers of choice in allocation of resources. For instance, two patients may have similar problems with varicose veins; one may be very little troubled but the other may be constantly aware of the problem and feel that life is blighted. These two patients need a different approach.

Dr ANDY ROSE

London SW3

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