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Outlook bleak as trainee applications hit new low


another major issue that NHSE conveniently ignore is that becoming a GP trainer seems to be increasingly difficult. I am looking into becoming a trainer after I graduate, but it seems it's a huge uphill battle. You have to essentially be a GP Partner to become one in East Midlands where I train, which 0% of my cohort want to do (very few even seem to want salaried posts). On top of that you need to pay to do the medical education courses (if you are lucky you may be subsidised partly). No new partners = no new trainers = no new trainees. I wonder at what point NHSE/RCGP will allocate 2 or more trainees per trainer (which would be terrible for all concerned). Sadly seems to be just another aspect of NHSE's failure to adapt and plan that is going to have a large impact on GP workforce.

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07 Mar 2015

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