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What can be done to solve the GP recruitment crisis?

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here are some ideas ... 1. increase costs of being a doctor (fees / living expenses) to say £250,000 real term debt 2. increase length of training to say 4 years 3. increase age to retirement to say 70 4. increase pension contributions to say 15% 5. have a real term cut in income by 10-20% 6. force gps into 24hr day 7 day a week (coming soon) responsibility / blame for patient care 7. show no compassion to ill drs 8. bully female gps to make them feel guilty for going part time or wanting families 9. allow GMC to bully doctors who are guilty until proven innocent 10. have a union and college which does 'jack for you' at a hefty cost 11. make the job as risky as possible 12. increase yearly costs of being a gp (MDU, GMC fees) 13. get the blame for everything in society 14. stop those who actually want to be GPs (imgs) by having an unfair examination process. 15. force those that want to do hospital medicine into GPVTS. 16. transfer the whole service to federation and salaried posts (coming soon) thereby destroying the whole point of being a GP and in short destroying the profession. 17. do nothing to tackle demand basically increase the sticks and remove the carrots that should do it - i can see them queuing up now!

Posted date

05 Feb 2014

Posted time

10:37am

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