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GP trainees put off career by negative messages from media and politicians


The problem is, nobody in NHSE or the DOH really cares that general practice is collapsing. They have rather accepted it, there really isn't any will to support it, They are busy trying to design a system that will replace medical care delivered by GPs with medical care delivered by minimally trained people using algorithms in the hope it will be much less expensive (it won't be), just as safe (it won't be), and just as satisfactory to the public (it won't be). We either need to decide to give in and watch the profession and the service collapse, fight this loudly and publicly, or accept it and redesign the service to exist outside of the NHS. If we do the latter I suspect they will come running back to us in 18 months having realised what a terrible mistake they have made.

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17 Aug 2017

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