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New 'Pre-GP' training scheme 'a dead duck' after failing to attract graduates

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Look very carefully at Richard Vautreys comment. This was simply a scheme to fill service gaps in hospital, it was aimed at people who where rejected as unsuitable for VTS training.It contained no educational provision and the proposal was explicit that it had no credit if the declined person reapplied for GP training. This was simply a cynical "fill the service gap with a cheaper "training grade" rather than a costly career staff grade" - and unfortunately I suspect a number of our consultant colleagues felt " and badge it GPtraining because thats where all the failed consultants end up." Where was the RCGP and Postgraduate deanery in this? unfortunately it would appear, actively complicit with this odious plan and unaware of its implied slur on General Practice. Or is it that having made NHS general practice so unattractive that we where being softened up to drop entry standards,in small steps till we take anyone "no questions asked". I seem to recall we have tried this in the late 60's and it took 30 years to purge "substandard but doing their personal best practioners" which still casts a shadow to this day.

Posted date

17 Jul 2014

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1:54pm

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