Lack of jobs for young GPs 'biggest threat to profession'

The lack of opportunities for young GPs is the biggest threat facing general practice, Dr Laurence Buckman has said.

Laurence Buckman
Laurence Buckman

Speaking at last week's Londonwide LMC conference, the GPC chair described the jobs crisis as a ‘colossal threat’ and ‘the cancer in our midst.’

‘We have failed [younger GPs] and we must do something to get them into practice,’ he said. ‘If we don’t they are going to be emigrating or ripe for the picking by the private sector.’

Dr Buckman added that the blame for the crisis lay with the profession, rather than the government.

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