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Contract changes will cause workforce crisis, claims BMA

The planned changes to the GP contract in England will have a ‘real impact’ on recruitment and retention in general practice, claims the BMA.

Their survey of 8,000 GPs found that 89% said that these proposals made them less enthusiastic about general practice as a career
and 87% said they were less likely to recommend general practice as a career for new doctors.

The official BMA submission to the consultation on the Government’s planned contract imposition from April says: ‘We expect decreasing morale, increasing stress and falling practice funding, to have a real impact on both recruitment and retention in general practice. Our survey results demonstrate this problem.’

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  • If you are 55yrs old+ get out asap.

    If you are a medical student or newly qualified AVOID GENERAL PRACTICE

    If you are in your 30's or 40's pay down your debts and save towards early retirement.

    general practice will be salaried in 10 years time and managers will call the tune and doctors will tick the boxes.

    Can't wait to enjoy my pension and be an ex GP

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  • Too old to immigrate but I want out!

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