Hull GP Anne Jeffreys (pictured above), Chair of Hull & East Yorkshire LMC, illustrated the difficulties attracting doctors into general practice by reeling off a list of poor recruitment figures in our region — culminating in 100 unfilled GP training posts out of a total of 291 places.
Dr Jeffreys told conference:
‘It’s a never-ending battle to do a good job in ever-diminishing time. This is not the job that I went in to, nor the job that I want."
GPs also agreed that not all returning GPs needed to undergo full induction and refresher training, highlighting how many highly capable doctors were being held up by bureaucracy.