Medicopolitical Digest

Report highlights recruitment crisis in general practice

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:514
  1. Linda Beecham

    There is a serious recruitment problem in general practice now and this will deteriorate unless specific measures are taken. This is the conclusion of a report on medical workforce from a General Medical Services Committee's task force. The GMSC congratulated the task force's chairman, Dr Michael Wilson, on what many speakers said was an excellent report although it painted a gloomy picture. The committee endorsed the report and the suggestion that the GMSC should cooperate with the Royal College of General Practitioners in getting the recommendations implemented.

    The health departments and the review body have said repeatedly that …

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