Friday, July 16, 2021

Quote of the day 16th July 2021

 "About a quarter of all GPs are due to retire in the next five years"

"We need to train, train, train and train up."

(Professor John Howarth, CBE, long-standing GP and former deputy CEO of the North Cumbria NHS trust, talking to the West Cumbria Community Forum this morning and explaining the extent of the staffing challenge facing Geeral Practice over the coming decade.

Although the same meeting heard a very good presentation on the success of international medical recruitment - which neither John Howarth or anyone else is opposed to - he argued that the only way we can resolve the serious medical staffing shortages in the NHS is much more training.)

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