Family doctors are urging the government to 'stop criticising and to start appreciating the work they do for patients in the Midlands.'
It comes on the day the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a Chief Inspector of GPs is to be appointed.
He also called for better 'out of hours cover' to ease the growing pressure on A & E departments.
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