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