SIR - Having just read the letter from Mr Durkin, I would like to say whatever the pros and cons of increased taxation to support the NHS, I find his statement of sorry standard insulting  to the people who work extremely hard day after day to provide us all with the best care they can, myself included.  If it wasn’t for their dedication I for one wouldn’t be here to write this letter and I am sure there are many others who think the same. 

Ann Broadley, Ash Terrace, Bingley