The seeds for the current GP crisis (The Press, September 29) were sown in 2004 when Tony Blair totally gave in to the doctors’ unions and agreed new contracts that gave them a 60 per cent salary increase - giving the vast majority a salary above £100,000.

He also succumbed to allowing them to stop working evenings and weekends for a £6,000 salary reduction.

Who amongst us would refuse a salary increase of about £35,000 for doing less work? Such an attractive offer was gleefully accepted by nearly all. We have all witnessed the slow decline in the service provided since then.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington