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RCGP meets with medical school heads to discuss 'toxic anti-GP' culture in universities

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I am the head of the academic primary care department at Imperial College London. I don't feel that the environment in my medical school is 'toxic'. In fact, the environment for academic primary care in my own medical school has probably never been better. We are expanding primary care based teaching and research. We are also developing innovative programmes for teaching new skills such as the case management of patients with complex health needs. Students are very positive about their experiences with us and we have recently established an undergraduate GP society – see http://goo.gl/B6ezDu If GP recruitment and retention is falling, it's not linked to the environment in medical schools but rather to the pay and working conditions of NHS GPs.

Posted date

09 Oct 2014

Posted time

12:26pm

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