By the way – a GP disaster is looming and by the way, Wales welcomes disenchanted English GPs..

Press Reader reports 20th October 2015: By the way – a GP disaster is looming

“Failure to recruit (enough doctors, especially male ones) and Medical Schools underplaying the importance of General Practice” has led to this situation. This is a result of rationing educational opportunity, and relying on imported professionals trained at another country’s expense. Funnily enough, the English determination to make GPs work nights and weekends may just help Wales where recruitment is worse. By continuing to honour the current contract, and not focussing on unproven changes, Wales may attract more GPs (especially women) than it would otherwise. By the way, Wales welcomes disenchanted English GPs……

Plans for GP ‘super-practices’ to replace hospital services

Somerset Guardian7 hours ago
The plans are part of the your care, your way review being carried out … handed down to groups of GP practices or the council’s area forums.

GPs need to ‘fundamentally change’ to cope with fewer doctors, says

The Independent19 Oct 2015
The traditional way in which most local GP practices operate is outdated and needs to “fundamentally change” to cope with the fact that there …
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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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