The planned changes to the GP contract in England will have a ‘real impact’ on recruitment and retention in general practice, claims the BMA.
Their survey of 8,000 GPs found that 89% said that these proposals made them less enthusiastic about general practice as a career
and 87% said they were less likely to recommend general practice as a career for new doctors.
The official BMA submission to the consultation on the Government’s planned contract imposition from April says: ‘We expect decreasing morale, increasing stress and falling practice funding, to have a real impact on both recruitment and retention in general practice. Our survey results demonstrate this problem.’