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There's nothing general about general practice

The BMA is working with Health Education England, NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners to encourage more young doctors to become GPs.

It is important that we inspire the next generation of medical graduates to become GPs. 

Krishna Kasaraneni, Chair of GPC education, training and workforce subcommittee

Find out more about the campaign on the NHS England and HEE website.

Speaking about the campaign, Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, Chair of the BMA's GP committee (GPC) education, training and workforce subcommittee, said:

"It is important that we change perceptions of general practice and inspire the next generation of medical graduates to become GPs.

We want to see an increase in the number of applications for GP training places for 2016/17 and 2017/18. However, this campaign is only one part of a wider solution and we look forward to seeing incremental improvements through the GP Forward View partnership workforce commitments.

The government does, however, still need to address fully these core problems around intensive workload pressures and increased and sustained funding for general practice so that we can attract the necessary number of GPs that patients need."

 

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