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Letters Should I stay or should I go?

Leaving general practice: all GPs are on a continuum from staying to leaving

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1832 (Published 20 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1832
  1. Richard Pratt, GP
  1. Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro, UK
  1. rich{at}kernowhealthsolutions.co.uk

Salisbury makes many strong points1 that resonate deeply with me and no doubt many others currently in general practice.

There is a metaphor implicitly interwoven into the description of the decision to stay or leave general practice—that of weighing scales, where reasons to stay are balanced against reasons to leave.

Given the escalating stress of work in general practice, much …

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