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Professor Simon Gregory: ‘I want GPs to feel valued – that’s not universal yet’


Training more trainees wont automatically equate to more GPs doing the job.... what is it, 3 trainees to be trained to get one full time equivalent? They can train more so they get more young professionals ready to man Canada's and new Zealands Health care systems (Australia has already benefitted). Trainees do need more time in hospital, not less, I agree with other comments that time in hospital is invaluable to help you recognise the conditions and also for practical procedures.... its a simple brief.... you need to make the day to day job better if you want more people to do it... training more people to enter a job they wont stick with is a waste of time and resources is it not? Why is it the professor thinks recruiting more people to start training will stop the haemorrhage at the other end????? Perhaps if he'd spent time in hospital in a surgical dept he'd have learnt that it is much more important to stop the bleeding than just keeping more blood into the sick patient? I see nothing of substance in his article that would naive me back.... 3.4% rise- er does he really think that will make any significant impact?????? Would 3.4% pay rise entice more graduates into general practice? er dont think so.... all academia and no common least the quality of NHS management remains constant....

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10 Oct 2019

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