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

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It might also be worth reforming GP so that those that have recently completed GP training like myself are actually lured to stay on. I have managed to secure a training post in hospital, however I pretty much need to start from a post FY2 level! If we simply 'fastrack' people from other specialities this will devalue our profession...former neurosurgeons will not have access to same day CT scans, surgeons will not be able to avail of same day USS scans, and the ability to balance risks and diagnostic uncertainty is a skill unique to GP, a skill that takes years to develop and something that many of my secondary care colleagues lack.. ..I know of at least 3-4 other GPs switching to Radiology, medical training & A+E. None of these specialities have had them 'fasttracked', why should we?

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13 Mar 2015

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5:24pm

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