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Letters Battle to retain GPs

The battle to retain GPs: the importance of undergraduate training in general practice

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 21 April 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p870
  1. Maxwell J Cooper, senior lecturer in primary care,
  2. Sangeetha Sornalingam, senior teaching fellow in general practice,
  3. Jason Health, honorary senior lecturer in general practice
  1. Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
  1. m.cooper{at}

Fisher and McDermott1 highlight workplace culture as critical for GP retention but largely overlook the preparation of future practitioners for the challenges of a career in primary care. Likewise, the Royal College of General Practitioners’ paper Fit for the Future …

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