Month: December 2015

GP trainees: a subtle thread of generalism in secondary care

Adam Staten is a GP trainee in Surrey and is on Twitter @adamstaten. The current struggle to recruit into general practice has been well described and the concern around it has rightly focused on how a shrinking workforce will continue to provide 90% of patient contact in the NHS without imploding. Having recently completed the last of my hospital placements as a GP trainee, I have been reflecting back on my time in hospital and have come to believe that falling numbers of GPs in training will also impact secondary care services in a number of subtle ways. The...

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Junior doctor dispute: The politicisation of a generation

Thuvaraka Ware is a GP Registrar working in Camden. She tutors medical students at UCL in community medicine and believes primary care research will shape clinical and public health policy over the coming years. I am a junior doctor. I went through medical school, foundation and speciality programmes with relative ease and multiple accolades.  I married a guitar playing, Aston Villa supporting historian I met at university who entered policy work.  I would scoff at his insistence that politics was important – I truly believed that I was doing the only true and noble job in the world. Politics...

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