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Save would-be GPs from our profession

You reported that Dr Sarah Wollaston MP had addressed the Secretary of State over her concerns for workforce planning.

But how ignorant would a medical student have to be to even consider general practice, given that funding is set to decrease, workload is going up, at the end of your career your pension will be in tatters, there’s a potential return of out-of-hours cover looming, the public/media/Government currently hold an ‘anti-doctor’ stance, and our leaders have demonstrated a paralytic approach to negotiating?

Having heroically failed at protecting current GPs, shouldn’t those who can do so be looking to inform and (re)direct naive graduates?

Dr Hrishi Pathak, Stoke