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'Stay open all day or lose pay' GPs told

GP training 'will inevitably be damaged' unless the Government reinstates £50 million of cuts in postgraduate medical education, GPs are warning.

The Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for Gen- eral Practice said the cut in the training budget still threatened GP registrar numbers and plans to give all trainee doctors experience in general practice.

Health minister John Hutton said last month that GP registrar places and foundation programmes would not be affected.

Dr Roger Chapman, joint honorary secretary of the JCPTGP, said: 'That's fine but they need to reinstate the budget properly. If deaneries don't have funding they can't deliver.'

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