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.

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