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


Being a GP trainer, I have to say the worst trainees were the disgruntled Surgeons/orthopods/ENT surgeons/Anesthetist who moved into GP land as they were not progressing. Their limited medical knowledge was immense and they were clearly dangerous. Only the previous medics had any idea because 80% of GP is medicine and they had some idea of looking at the person rather than an organ. This is a dangerous step. Because of our years of experience in General practice, We could not do 1 year training in Radiology/urology/surgery/orthopedics/peads and be a consultant, so why the hell can it work the other way? The daily mail reader might think they can do it, but any doctor on the ground knows our secondry care colleagues with their on organ speciality would not last one hour in general practice seeing a child, an adult an elderly person, a gyne case and a psych case one after the other. Listen to the Grass roots!

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13 Mar 2015

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