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GP registrars feel 'second class'

GP registrars feel they are treated like 'second-class citizens' during the hospital component of their training, a BMA survey has found.

Half the 160 respondents said they thought being a GP registrar affected their training. A further 70 per cent said general practice had been portrayed in a negative light

during their hospital training.

Dr David Wrigley, chair of the GPC registrars sub-committee, said all doctors should have some general practice training.

'That would banish the ignorance,' he said.

'This seems to be a cultural problem. It's worrying that the people who are training us are so disparaging of us.'

A motion to include a

general practice component in all doctors' training has been submitted to the BMA annual representatives meeting in

July.

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