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Most GP trainees intend to work less than full time, survey shows

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 17 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3582


We need to stop talking about GPs being “full time” or “part time”

  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The vast majority of GP trainees do not intend to work full time in clinical practice once they have qualified, a survey has found.

The survey of 729 trainees, conducted by the King’s Fund,1 found that 21.7% intended to be working full time a year after they qualified, compared with 46.9% who intended to work part time. Just 7.4% of trainees said that they would work full time in clinical practice five years after they had qualified, and …

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