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Outlook bleak as trainee applications hit new low

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are anyone of us surprised? 1. constant pressure to do more. 2. bail out A&E, bail out ambulance services 3. pressures to consider 8-8service 7/7. 4. pt's expectations rocketing up 5. pressures on not to investigate/refer. get monitored for referral rates, investigations ordered. 6. J hunt and D. fail constantly criticising GPs for GP wait. if there isnt funding to have more GPs and pts wants more consultations what do yu expect? pts turns to A&E and hosp gets paid £80-100/pt. we get paid £100-130/pt/year of care! 7. recent news: public health wants us to do checks on cold homes of vulnerable people. 8. Adm avoidance DES, prescribing monitoring (have they ever checked levels of prescribing in secondary care and the first choice they make? ). 9. whether its a partner/locum/salaried: its getting tough for all. for locums they have more control but honestly they dont provide continuity of care unless they stayed in one place for > few yrs which then gets one into trouble of being defined as locum. 10. the CSA. thankfully I have passed it but still feels unfair if one sees the statistics (lets not debate it). 11. future of being salaried GPs eg in London/Hull. earnings will never match what you can get as a consultant.Most of us are clever enough to go into most specialities and hence why would I recommend primary care in current state?

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09 Mar 2015

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10:23am

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