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GP leaders have accused the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB) of damaging recruitment by taking too long to issue certificates that allow doctors to practise.

In a joint letter sent to the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB), Dr Hamish Meldrum, GPC chair, and Dr Mayur Lakhani, RCGP chair, said certificates for the completion of training could take up to eight weeks to arrive.

However, a spokesman for the PMETB said it took just three weeks to process certificates. He added it was important that the applicant gets their paperwork to the college in advance so that a certificate could be issued in good time.

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