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Don’t write off Generation Y just yet


GPs who started in the 20th Century dreamt of and competed for a partnership - a job for life, guaranteed decent income, a chance to shape your own future, be your own boss, own your workplace, enjoy continuity of care, work in a team, become a pillar of the local community, the prospect of doing the same job for 30 -40 years until retirement. Of course, these dreams were shattered after 2010, leading the nightmares of unlimited liability, last man standing, insatiable patient demand, the pointless interference and ball ache of CQC/med mgmt/appraisal/CCG, profit erosion, shrinking pensions and a constant creeping dread of the next horror coming down the pipe (hello 7 day opening). GPs starting in the 21st Century know this. They (quite rightly) want freedom, portfolio careers, time flexibility, family life etc, and a partnership working all hours and carrying massive liability scares them off. Besides, the pay gap between salaried and partners is reaching parity..

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24 Feb 2017

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