Some good news for General Practice or the realisation by trainees that GP training represents the fastest way to exit the UK’s failing medical education system ?
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GP trainees up as training acceptances fall 12 01/04/2016
The exodus of trainees from general practice may have been reversed, according to figures published yesterday.
Mid-year figures, released for the first time, show a very slight increase in take-up of specialist training places in general practice.
A year ago 69% of GP places were filled in the first round of specialty recruitment. This year 70% of places have been filled by 2,296 doctors – a total increase of 152 extra doctors taking up places.
The Health Education England figures show that psychiatry is the specialism that struggles most to attract trainee – just 67% of places have been accepted by 280 doctors. This is also a slight increase of two percentage points on last year.
Emergency medicine also shows a decline in acceptances from 325 doctors last year to 298 this year in round one – a three percentage point reduction in the acceptance rate.
Overall the figures show a small decline in doctors taking up specialty places in round one – some 89 fewer than last year or a three percentage point reduction in acceptances.