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GPtrainingDecember 23 2015

The number of GPs accepted for the third round of training in 2015 has increased by nearly four times the figure seen at the same stage last year.

Health Education England said the total number of acceptances was 180, nearly four times last year’s figure of 47. Overall GP fill rates are up two percentage points from just over 87% to in 2014 to nearly 89% in 2015, nearly 100 more places filled than last year.

Professor Simon Gregory, Director and Dean of Education and Quality, Midlands and East, said: “It is a great platform from which to continue our work to increase GP numbers. Figures have improved in nearly all areas across the country; we have a 100% success rate in four regions including Kent, Surrey and Thames Valley. However, we know that there is more to do in parts of the country where attracting GPs continues to be a challenge. This is something that we will focus our efforts on over the coming months.”

RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker described the increase in doctors entering general practice as “excellent news”, adding: “General practice is a fantastic profession and it is the only role in the NHS that delivers care to the whole person over their lifetime. We are also now managing diseases and conditions in our surgeries that only a decade ago would have been immediately referred to hospitals.

“It is testament to the success of the joint 10-point-plan, launched at the beginning of this year with NHS England, Health Education England and the BMA, and shows how important a strong general practice workforce is to our patients and to the wider NHS.

“There is a still a long way to go and we urge government to do everything possible to implement the recommendations in the 10-point-plan to ‘recruit, retain, return’ as many GPs as possible over the course of this parliament.”

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, BMA GP chair education, training and workforce committee, said the increase in trainees was a step in the right direction, adding: “We are pleased that the government is finally listening to the BMA’s input on how to attract young doctors into the profession.”

However, he warned: “There is a very long way to go before we fully address the problems facing the GP workforce. Worrying shortages still remain in many parts of the country - in the north east where 4 in 10 places remain unfilled, 3 in 10 places remain unfilled in east midlands, 2 in 10 remain unfilled in the north west and the west midlands.

“A broader crisis continues to grip general practice because of rising workload, falling resources and excessive box ticking. This keeps GPs away from what they want to do, which is treating patients. We need the government to understand these fundamental problems; only when they are addressed will we see a long term, positive end to the workforce pressures that are undermining patient care.”

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