GP recruitment is a good example of denial, and not even bolting the stable door … It looks like recruitment from abroad again for Wales… In my own Vocational Training Scheme, in the last 5 years, about 30% of those trained have left to go abroad.. or are not doing General Practice. What do the politicians plan to do about the worsening situation?
More must be done to monitor the number and location of GP vacancies in Wales at a time of “crisis” in recruiting and retaining doctors, says Plaid Cymru.
Health spokeswoman Elin Jones AM said it was “incredible” that no national figures were kept on the GP data.
The Welsh government said it was the responsibility of health boards to keep track of the issue.
It added it was working to promote Wales as an attractive place to live and work.
BBC Radio Cymru’s Manylu programme submitted a Freedom of Information Request to find out how many GP vacancies there are in Wales, and which areas are struggling to recruit doctors…..
…Nefyn surgery, in Gwynedd, is one of those experiencing difficulties having failed to recruit a partner for the last three years…