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The areas where general practice is on the brink of collapse


GPs will have to have a portfolio career from the start of their careers to provide variety and protection from burnout over a 40 year career. GPs also need the equivalent of SPA time. But who will run these partnerships except GPs from wealthy backgrounds, as all others will struggle to get loans on top of mortgages after qualifying with huge debts. Who wants to risk being last GP standing? We have to rethink the model of a GP just sitting in the same room seeing the same patients for 40 years as very few young drs want to sign up for this. There are so many systemic factors causing the demise of GP: a few lone improvements will be ineffective, even if the funding improves.

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31 May 2018

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