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Sajid Javid’s criticisms fuelling abuse of doctors, says GPs’ chief

Exclusive: Richard Vautrey says minister and media have made public think GPs are hiding away from patients

Sajid Javid’s criticisms of how GPs work have fuelled a rise in verbal and physical attacks on them and their staff, the leader of Britain’s family doctors has claimed.

Dr Richard Vautrey said comments by the health secretary and NHS bosses, alongside negative coverage of GPs in some newspapers, had wrongly made the public think they were “hiding away” from patients, and exposed staff to abuse.

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