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Medical schools 'should have funding linked to producing GPs'


Dear Peter I beg to disagree: I think the report is targeted at entirely the wrong people The universities have no interest, knowledge, or concern with regard to general practice, and would not see this as anything to do with them The postgraduate general practice vocational training deanery advertises, selects, appoints, pays, and trains the registrars These autonomous bodys are answerable to no one for the public money they spend There is no data as to how many of their trainees are practicing general practitioners five, ten, and 20 years down the line, how many fail their exams, and how many times, and indeed how many have nervous breakdowns, in short there is no interest whatsoever in any review whatsoever of their performance. Until general practitioners are trained to make general practice something that is enjoyable and worthwhile, no one will want to do it

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14 Apr 2016

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