It is time Oban GPs embraced technology
Sir, I have no problems with BBC staff being well paid as they actually do the job they are paid to do.
In contrast, bureaucrats at NHS Highland cannot organise a drinking party at a distillery.
Some 20 years ago I was using email to contact my GP in Worcester. Then, in 2010, the GP in Derby introduced online appointment booking alongside telephone appointments.
Apparently Oban GPs are thinking about using carrier pigeons as NHS Highlands still has stocks of quill pens to use up. If bureaucrats did what they were paid to do, we would already have repeat prescriptions online or on the phone from the pharmacies. Much cheaper, much faster and less pressure on our overworked GPs.
We can thus only wonder if healthcare executives have been replaced by haddock. Mike Foster, Pulpit Hill, Oban.