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Open Surgery: GP Trainee exodus

An alternative take on the GP news headlines, by Fran

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  • I think the cartoon unfortunately applies to many professions not just doctors. Having gone through most of a career starting with 1:2 rotas and 24/7,365 day GP/Red book contract Maybe its time for the newer generation to hit the world as it is today and just get on with it.

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  • What Now?

    come on this is too easy
    ...
    QOFF/
    CQC Costs Beaurocracy
    APPRAISAL / REVALIDATION Beaurocracy
    Named responsible gp (in a failing nhs)
    NHS ENGLAND funding everything except GP'S
    GMC Scapegoating in corporate failures
    Rising medical indemnity
    Complaints and litigation culture
    Health secretaries serving their own interests and passing through
    RCGP BMA All talk no action

    Did I get them all ??

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  • What Now?

    oh yes .. "it was harder in my time"
    attitude of some

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  • What Now?

    Maybe its time for the newer generation to hit the world as it is today and just get on with it.

    just the sort of doormat attitude the Gov likes

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  • Poor sods do get a rough deal.Essentially the GP registrars are there for service provision, get no useful clinical teaching on the nuts and bolts of clinical medicine and are typically well out of their depth by virtue of their similar and oft-times far too narrow experience in secondary care.They have their regular tutorials on touchy feely aspects of the job, little to no scrutiny of what they actually do in clinic unless a more qualified doctor detects their errors and discusses these with them, and to add to their woes have to traverse the MRCGP which is an arbitrary and inadequate measure of what they will increasingly be asked to do as super-specialisation continues to be the flavour of the day at the expense of the essential role of the skilled generalist.

    Just kidding-there has never been a better time to be a GP.Wheres my Special Brew gone?

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  • I am at the other end of the time scale & am leaving in part due to the poor payment system meaning there are delays of many months & after repeated sending of invoices to the dysfunctional SBS & half a dozen CCGs
    Getting taxed on monies I had not received really was a significant irritant

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  • Huge student debt for being taught ‘touchy-feely Tesco check-out skills’. Never imagined I’d envy those pleasant folk?

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  • Training is demoralising and demotivating, with too little time devoted to seeing patients, business and survival skills.

    But there are Practices where Partners are earning £150,000+ for four days a week and find the work rewarding too.

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  • If I was white, I might even have stayed but I'm not. To make things worse, I live in Kent and Medway area.

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  • “Am I nearly there yet” you are part of the problem and one of the many reasons, as “Pulse Power(less) 50” points out, that the job got this bad, and remains so. The profession fails to hang together and look after its own and too often it’s because older GPs have the attitude of “I had it hard so f%

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