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Significant rise in students starting medical school seen for first time in years

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The students may come in, but by foundation and certainly afterwards a large chunk of those graduated are lost to the UK, as they leave, emigrate, retrain, start a family, or simply choose not to work full time. We are loosing full time male GP's and replacements are not wanting/willing or able to work more than part time at most, will a small minority full time. Replacing 1 Full time male retiring GP - needs 2 or occasionally 3 medical students proceeding to, and then completing GP training. 1 in is NOT 1 out. Those planning need to face the realities of modern lifestyle choices, political interference and excessive workloads and expectations that everything can be shifted into general practice.

Posted date

23 Sep 2018

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1:24am

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