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GP leader warns of exodus from the profession

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5828 (Published 23 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5828
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners will next week urge the government to act to avert a potential exodus from the profession, as ongoing pressure prompts more UK trained doctors to consider early retirement or working overseas.

Speaking ahead of the college’s annual conference in Liverpool on 2-4 October, Maureen Baker warned that the United Kingdom was letting good doctors “slip through our fingers” and said that urgent action was required to try to prevent more doctors leaving the UK workforce.

Figures released on 19 September by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that UK GPs have seen their income fall for the seventh successive year in …

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