Letters: Younger GPs don't seem to want a partnership

I took early retirement from my practice in Clacton-on-Sea in March 2008, so it could be argued that I was freeing up a partnership vacancy for a young GP to take up.

I was therefore very disappointed by the virtual absence of applications for the post from young UK trained graduates.

On the one hand, there seems to be dissatisfaction at the shortage of partnership vacancies but, on the other, a reluctance to apply for posts in less attractive parts of the country.

One can only conclude that the young doctors of today not only want their cake but want to eat it as well.

Dr Thomas Cullen, locum, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

The healthcare crisis in Myanmar - how UK GPs can help

The healthcare crisis in Myanmar - how UK GPs can help

Dr Jim Brockbank from Myanmar UK GP Health Action provides an update on how the military...

GPs warn of 'open floodgates' as 84% say e-consultations have driven up workload

GPs warn of 'open floodgates' as 84% say e-consultations have driven up workload

More than four fifths of GPs say e-consultation systems adopted in the pandemic have...

Map: Which CCGs have the highest COVID-19 vaccine coverage?

Map: Which CCGs have the highest COVID-19 vaccine coverage?

Tens of millions of COVID-19 jabs have been administered across England, but how...

Podcast: Greener practice, sharing patient data and additional roles

Podcast: Greener practice, sharing patient data and additional roles

In this episode we look at data extraction from GP records, ask whether the additional...

Red flag symptoms: Loss of consciousness

Red flag symptoms: Loss of consciousness

Red flag symptoms to look out for in presentations of loss of consciousness, including...

£20m fund to speed up second jabs as CCGs told to limit pressure on practices

£20m fund to speed up second jabs as CCGs told to limit pressure on practices

NHS England has announced £20m in funding to help local COVID-19 vaccination sites...