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Desperately seeking non-working GPs

Doctors throughout Wales have received letters from researchers at the University of Wales College of Medicine, who are attempting to discover how many GPs are living in Wales but not currently working.

They hope that GPs will pass on questionnaires to friends who are qualified, or partially qualified, but currently taking a career break for whatever reason. The information will be used to inform a review of possible new schemes to facilitate GPs wishing to return to work.

This is one of a range of research initiatives designed to address the shortage of doctors in Wales.

Dr Bridget Osborne

Moel Maelogan, north Wales

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