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Is general practice in need of a career structure?

Elwyn, Glyn J., Smail, Simon and Edwards, Adrian G. 1998. Is general practice in need of a career structure? British Medical Journal (BMJ) 317 (7160) , pp. 730-733. 10.1136/bmj.317.7160.730

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With nearly 1000 vacancies for general practitioners in the United Kingdom in 1998,1 the recruitment problem—exacerbated by early retirement by doctors keen to leave a discipline under pressure—is high on the professional agenda. Recruitment to general practice depends on acceptable and appropriate training. Bain has suggested that role models for the training of general practitioners in Britain are still stuck in a time warp of the 1970s, when the first training scheme started.2 The government, however, has deemed that primary care is to become the steering force of the NHS again. An imbalance exists therefore between the strength needed to steer the NHS and the potential lack of structure in general practice training.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0959-8138
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 21:35

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