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DH will fund just a third of promised extra medical school places next year

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An increase in training numbers is good news. However, we should also be asking why we need so many more doctors and in particular GPs. The answer is that many appear to be retiring early and for the junior doctors, who are Tomorrow's GPs, we know that many are leaving the UK due to being undervalued and low morale working in a very challenging environment. Similarly, some are leaving the medical profession. This needs addressed and solutions found as well as funding more places. General Practice is still a great job and we need to promote it more and continue to inspire our juniors.

Posted date

23 Apr 2017

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5:09pm

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