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Please don't force us to join the college

Three-quarters of GPs who are not RCGP members are unhappy at the idea of being forced to join the college.

The findings of Pulse's survey reveal the hard work ahead for the RCGP to win over the profession.

Under Sir Liam Donaldson's plans, GPs will have to become 'members or affiliates' of the RCGP in order to gain recertification.

He has left it up to the college to set the standards for recertification, including whe-ther GPs must complete a knowledge test.

Dr David Wade, a GP in Northampton, said the college emphasised the academic side of general practice rather than 'genuine frontline general practice'.

He said: 'I have always prided myself on having nothing to do with the RCGP.'

Dr Alan Barker, a GP in Newhaven, East Sussex, said he did not want to become a member of the college even though he had passed its membership exam.

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