Attitudes towards general practice are changing

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1456/a (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1456
  1. Trevor Lambert (trevor.lambert@dphpc.ox.ac.uk), study coordinator,
  2. Julie Evans (julie.evans@dphpc.ox.ac.uk), social scientist,
  3. Michael Goldacre (michael.goldacre@dphpc.ox.ac.uk), director
  1. UK Medical Careers Research Group, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford OX3 7LF

    EDITOR—Bowler and Jackson say in their paper on the career intentions of general practice registrars that the government's national plan may underestimate the numbers of new doctors needed.1 They found that many general practice registrars intend to work part time or as non-principals.

    Our own studies of all medical graduates in particular graduation years show important trends in recent years, away from full time principalships. We reported a large fall in the percentage of young medical graduates who want a …

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