“'The principle of the strip is that I always want to create a good picture of GPs’ preferred standard of excellence,' Dr Hilton says.
“'I don’t want to create Doc Rat as a greedy, money-grabbing, rude or incompetent GP. I want him to be a doctor we can all be proud of. I make cartoons because I have something to say, and it forces me to distil my message into a few words and images.'”