Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Head To Head

Should GPs’ daily number of consultations be capped?

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 09 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1947

Patient commentary

General practice needs radical reform, not tweaks like consultation caps

Rapid Response:

Cover of 12 May issue

Dear Dr Godlee

Regarding the front cover of last week's BMJ…. “Time to cap the number of patients a GP sees each day?”

I think we should all take a leaf out of Andy Murray’s book and call out casual sexism when we see it.

Is the picture on the front cover really representative of a GP waiting room?

Why do all the women have short skirts?

Do other readers have a problem with this image? Or is it just me?

Many thanks for your comments, perhaps other readers would like to comment too?

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 May 2018
Oliver E Gosling
Consultant Cardiologist
Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton