As a house officer one of my senior medical officers ,while discussing training issues with the professor , remarked 'that their failure as students is our failure as teachers'. Maybe the standard of training being imparted is not up to the mark and needs to be looked at . I don't see the point in raising the bar at the level of PLAB. There is an entry exam for GP training which makes scores in PLAB quite redundant.
It maybe costly but should provide an reasonable alternative in a select few
Nice article quite relevant to primary care