College right to thump the table for more GPs, says former president

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College right to thump the table for more GPs, says former president

This story has been updated to include comments from Tim Tenbensel, associate professor of health policy at the University of Auckland
College robes prepared for the fellowship ceremony
The RNZCGP's submission to the Health and Disability Review panel calls for repairing the shortfall in vocationally registered GPs
We have a huge mismatch between what we’re going to get and what we’re going to need The RNZCGP has released its 10 recommendations submitted to

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Is it ethically and morally correct to be training young doctors to be GPs when the Government shows increasing contempt for General Practice and an absolute desire NOT to support the business case for General Practice. I don't think it is! Look no further than the latest PSAAP snub for 100% proof of this.

What beggars belief is nowhere in the College's "10 Recommendations" is there a demand for the Government to support the business case for General Practice. Talk about an absolute and total disconnect with reality and the coal face!!!

Bizarre.

3 problems with all of this:

1) Nobody to train - because why would you when literally every other career pathway offers more

2) Nobody to train them - because an aging workforce looking to retirement and struggling to stay afloat long enough to get there (and this hardly serves as inspiration for those who may consider negating the above). A workforce that, by the way, certainly does not feel valued.

3) Nobody to "pinch" from other countries - because this is a global problem (because of lack of attention to 1) & 2) above).