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Qualified GP workforce shrinks by almost 700 in 12 months

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Also the GP registrar full time contract is 40 hours. The NHS Digital definition of FTE is 37.5 hrs per week. So every full time registrar is counted as 1.0666666667 FTE GPs. This has inflated trainee numbers over recent years. HEE publish recruitment data about “acceptances” to training rather than commencement or completion of training. These data too are inflated, since some applicant hold places and reapply following years. The move to lead employer, taking data from Electronic Staff Record meant that location data under old NHS Digital collection methodology was becoming increasingly inaccurate. HEE TIS ought to be an improvement for location data, which is relevant to local workforce planning. RCGP could call these inaccuracies out as they have high quality data from e-portfolio that could give genuine insight into throughput, stage of training, locality and output. Poor data leads to poor information leads to poor workforce decisions. But we know that because we’ve lived it!

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23 Nov 2018

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