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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A cafe has been criticised for telling parents to take their children outside if they throw tantrums.
A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder in connection with the discovery of a badly burned headless body in a lay-by.
The attack was the latest serious knife crime in the Midlands after four stabbings – one fatal – in the space of just 24 hours last week.