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6. Dr Hamed Khan

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Dr Hamed Khan, a board member of the RCGP South London Faculty, has long warned that the profession is heading for burnout.

As a lecturer at St George’s Medical School he sees the ‘disillusionment’ picked up by junior doctors and students.

To secure the future of the NHS we need the best doctors – and more of them – to enter general practice, he says, yet the number of applicants has declined.

Part of the solution, is that ‘GPs need to have a central decisive role in undergraduate medical education’ to pass on their unique skill set and role within the NHS.

‘GPs encapsulate the abilities which all doctors should ideally possess – which is why it is imperative that we have a key role in training them.’

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