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Letters How to increase GP numbers

The NHS, not medical schools, is responsible for the crisis in GP recruitment

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6967
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.majeed{at}

In attacking medical schools, Wakeford is aiming at the wrong target.1 Medical schools could do more to promote general practice as a career for their graduates, but the current recruitment and workforce problems in NHS general practice in the UK …

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