In GPFrontlie produced by the RCGP December issue, you can read how belittled GPs are by their colleagues in Hospitals. Deskilling them by overworking, bureaucracy and ending the regular meetings that went on between consultants and GPs are all partly responsible. Meetings used to occur evenings, and Consultants and GPs took turns in presenting at them. Part time working, bringing up children, and having a home life have replaced the weekly evening meetings we used to have in Pembrokeshire. I expect a similar story nationwide. All speciality training should experience some time post registration in GP.
The Destination GP project aimed to build the evidence base on medical students’ perceptions of general practice. A report from the Royal College of General Practice sets out a series of recommendations to tackle the spread of misconceptions and negativity surrounding general practice.