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Medical schools 'should have funding linked to producing GPs'

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The DOH reduces funding to GP land by almost 40% over the last 10 years as a form of penance. It is the fault of medical schools who have a' responsibility' to train GPs. Why should they. It s still a free country, last I looked and medical students can go where ever they wish. Keep on cutting the % of NHS spend on GPs, keep on increasing their workloads, so we now see 90% of contacts on 7.20 % of NHS budget and that is a clear message of how valued we are. Medical students have 4A*. They know a pig in a poke. Besides all this, the argument fails because GPs are leaving early. No point getting them to GP land if the job is so awful they all want to leave. Read Peverley, Copperfield, Nabi, anybody. They collectively say one thing, don't be a GP.

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14 Apr 2016

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11:19am

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