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The areas where general practice is on the brink of collapse


Extra Gp trainees is a great idea, except that it will take at least 3 years to filter through and the experience in NI has been that with unfilled Gp trainee posts in NI, the areas needing the trainees and Gps most are the ones with the highest unfilled post rates, young doctors don’t want to come to areas that are perceived to be struggling already and prefer the security of leafy Belfast suburban practices rather than rural western training practices, I can’t really blame them but the extra training posts now available to us in NI will not in itself solve our rural workforce shortfall as doctors are voting with their feet and eschewing the more rural locations for perceived urban security.......

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31 May 2018

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