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GP numbers down because of 'millennial' working hours, says training chief


Ian Cumming - I sincerely hope you are reading this. How dare you covertly imply that the new generation of GPs does not wish to work as hard as their predecessors. Let me fill in the cracks with a dose of reality, shall I? Firstly, the job has mushroomed in volume and intensity such that no-one can cope with working 8 or 9 sessions any more. Averaging around 6 hours per session, this would mean working a 55 hour week. Do you honestly think anyone is capable of this long term? Secondly, if you want to look for a solution to the workforce crisis - I can give you one in a nutshell. PAY OUR INDEMNITY. Clinical work no longer pays. Indemnity is sky rocketing so we are all reducing our clinical sessions. It's so obvious it's heartbreaking

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15 Jun 2017

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