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GP training figures are a complete car crash


Reading the comments for this blog and the original pulse article makes depressing reading. Having suicidal GP partners is an indictment of the current system which exploits the goodwill of all NHS staff at the expense of their health. The UK GP training system is excellent and is the reason why UK GPs with CCT/MRCGP can work in Australia without any exams. Only a few GP training systems are recognised (Ireland,Singapore,Canada) in Australia. Changing the CSA may devalue the training. Being a GP can be rewarding and satisfying however the UK may not be the best place to practice, as my wife found after moving to Australia, following 20 years in the NHS. This has been my experience with all the UK GPs helps make the move. More clinicial freedom and a better quality of life. NHS management should look to Australia as a guide to running the NHS of the future.

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19 Jun 2014

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