Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

34. Dr Simon Plint

GP workforce expert

Pulse Power 50 Logo - Small

New entry

As head of the GP taskforce set up to help meet NHS England’s mandate to boost GP trainee numbers, Dr Simon Plint could be set to resolve one of the biggest crises facing general practice.

He says the highlight of his year has been the publication of the group’s recent report, which recommends radical solutions such as incentivising medical schools to increase their proportion of graduates selecting general practice and funding practices up to £20,000 to expand and take on more trainees. He says the report isn’t just ‘looking after general practice’ but ‘looking after the sustainability of the NHS’.

But as postgraduate dean of Health Education Wessex, he says he worries about the ‘work intensity’ affecting trainees in hospital and general practice, ‘which is making them think twice about their futures in the NHS’.

What one thing does he wish he had known before becoming a GP? ‘Being good enough is hard enough, trying to be perfect is stupid,’ he says.

<<< Back to Power 50

 

Rate this article  (4.5 average user rating)

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say