David Bailey in Pulse Magasine, a GP and Primary Care magasine, reports GPs’
confidence crisis has created the shortfall of new trainees
Plenty of elements are conspiring against general practice, writes Dr David Bailey, but
uncertainty is the most off-putting.
The problems facing GPs as self-employed practitioners are well summarised in Pulse and the magazine is worth looking at from time to time. Its interesting that manpower planning failed to predict that whilst Performance Indicators are useful and productive in the short term, the evidence for long term benefit, for GPs and others, and especially in staff morale is not available. The writing has been on the wall since Pulse published a leading article in 18th December 2002.