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Make general practice more appealing, concludes DH-funded study of GP workforce

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There are serious issues here. The government have demonstrated a breathtaking lack of understanding of the issues facing primary care and the potential crisis in recruitment and retention. They could hardly have picked a worse time for unilaterally imposing a contract and failing to resource it appropriately despite clear advice from the DDRB. I know of many dedicated primary care doctors who are planning early retirement and several in their 40s & 50s who have emigrated. Cutting profits (yet again!) for partners in practices is not going to improve recruitment.

Posted date

19 Mar 2013

Posted time

11:48am

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