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Are young GPs’ career choices killing off partnerships?


On the contrary, I think that Partnership will start self-selecting only the most ambitious and capable, rather than just being seen as the natural end point for all and sundry, The flip side is that this is all well and good, but then no can complain if the future of GP is indentured, salaried servitude; rota'd and controlled and paid for the 8 hour days you seem to desire. The Locum market is already saturated, there's no way I'll pay a newly qualified GP as much as what we earn a session, so how long before attitudes change? It's also a bit of a shame to hear excuses like "oh well training hasn't prepared me". Training is pathetic and barely prepares you to be a doctor, some initiative and self-directed learning is required, surely his is one of the joys of being a GP? I do despair.

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15 Aug 2017

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