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Dr Jim Goodman is concerned that younger doctors' diagnostic abilities may not be as strong as previous generations.

Dr Goodman, a GP in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, said young doctors can be better at communicating and empathising than older colleagues but can be less confident deciding what investigations are needed or what outcomes to expect in referring.

‘They are very competent in certain aspects of medical care but what they don't know how to do is diagnose, investigate and work-up a patient and manage them effectively,' he said.

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