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M. B. Blades makes a very valid point on the suit­abilty of Chris Pack­ham to per­form the role that he does within the BBC and me­dia as a whole with re­spect to his As­berg­ers con­di­tion (Let­ters, 1 Novem­ber). The Ed­i­tor’s re­sponse was ide­al­is­tic but not prac­ti­cal. It is all very well al­low­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­abled peo­ple, but the com­pleted job at the end of the day has to be above an ac­cept­able stan­dard.

Still on med­i­cal mat­ters,

I was hor­ri­fied to read that GPS in Lin­colnshire were to charge for pro­vid­ing med­i­cal re­ports (News, 1 Novem­ber). For the Lo­cal Med­i­cal Com­mit­tee to sug­gest that a pa­tient de­clin­ing to pay such a fee was sug­ges­tive of a med­i­cal con­di­tion that would pre­vent the grant­ing of a li­cence is grossly dis­hon­est, un­eth­i­cal and pos­si­bly para­mount to ex­tor­tion — which would jus­tify a for­mal com­plaint to the Gen­eral Med­i­cal Coun­cil.

Dr A. Mont­gomery, Dundee

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