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GP training figures are a complete car crash


I think the problem is you're assuming they want a service 'delivered' by GPs. They don't - far too expensive. They want a service 'led' by GPs, which is not the same thing. The really scary bit, is that nurse numbers are doing a similar nose-dive, albeit that many want out of the acute sector now. If you want to know where to watch, it will be the accreditation and formalisation of HCAs to create a cheap technical workforce who will be systematised to give them more formality and credibility, but with it will come a far broader role. The overall aim - an integrated Primary Care team, led by GPs, but with a clear separation of clinical leadership, service delivery and ownership.

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16 Jun 2014

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