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Government to fast-track other medical professionals swapping over to general practice

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Great Idea???? I remember the last time when General Practice training was in the doldrums, about 20 years ago. At that time it seemed that the only people applying for training were those who wanted to leave hospital practice. My memory is of lots of stalled hospital doctors, often of a dogmatic surgical background, who could not progress up the career ladder in hospital having spent years at registrar / staff grade level deciding to move into general practice. They were so set in their way that they were untrainable in the holistic GP style of management involving the patient in their own care. In those days the interviewing was at practice level (they were exempt from the 2 years hospital by virtue of their "experience"). All I can hope is that they are weeded out by the deanery's interviewing process (but with all the political pressure to increase numbers I am not sure that they will be)

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13 Mar 2015

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2:33pm

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