GP situation is serious problem

Your slightly flippant headline regarding the paucity of GPs does not emphasise how serious the problem is (Observer, September 19).

My surgery are trying to overcome the problem by giving over the telephone diagnoses. I understand that other surgeries are considering doing this.

I wonder how long it will be before lives are lost with this dangerous way of treating patients,

David Barry

Waverley Court

Verulam Place

St Leonards