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Training bosses given two years to boost GP trainee numbers


The number of people coming into general practice will not increase until the return of the partnership model. Until there is again funding for a basic practice allowance per partner, to encourage practices to take on partners rather than salaried colleagues the gap will widen. Sure there is a demand for some people to be salaried, but the vast majority want to not work as second class partners, doing much the same work, but for less money. Now almost all PMS and APMS and a creeping number of GMS practices do not offer a BMA contract, and it is not uncommon for a workload identical to partner without the pay to be expected. Cut after cut, and morale is lower than ever - to pre 2004 levels, and workload is far higher, and no end to demand in sight. Simply more unfunded worked dumped on Primary care as part of CCG efforts to balance budgets. I wonder why I have not moved to greener pastures abroad myself, so it is no surprise the newer generation are voting with their feet and go soon after qualifying anyway.

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01 May 2014

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