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Drop in GP registrars reversed

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 06 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1696
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A six year decline in the number of registrars in general practice in England has been reversed, although only by a figure of under 40.

    The total of 1343 registrars in general practice on 30 September 1997 was still the second lowest for 10 years, according to an NHS census issued last week. Nevertheless, the health minister, Alan Milburn, welcomed the 2.9% increase between 1996 and 1997 and said that the government will build on this to boost recruitment of family doctors. It has put an extra …

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