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Scrapped training programme was helping to increase GP numbers, review finds

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 10 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3260
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

A broad based training programme that was scrapped in 2015 was encouraging more trainees into general practice, including those who were not of a “generalist disposition,” a review of the programme has concluded.1

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges introduced a two year broad based training programme in 2013. It gave trainees experience in general practice, psychiatry, paediatrics, and general medicine. In 2015, however, Health Education England decided to end recruitment to the programme,2 although the programme is still available in Scotland and Wales.

A review of the training programme, conducted by Cardiff University, has found that most of the trainees who took part chose to enter GP training.1 …

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