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Life to mean life for GPs

GPs will no longer be allowed to leave the profession, according to plans drawn up
by the Department of Health. An imminent change of law will make it illegal to stop
being a GP.

The move is expected to eliminate the current shortage of 5000 GPs within a few years.

The news follows a call from the Royal College of General Practitioners for urgent
action to halt the exodus from general practice.

Under the proposals expected to be announced by the government next week, the GP
contract will become binding on both parties. A government spokesman said: “GPs have
long enjoyed the protection of a contract for life, but they were free to end it at
any time by quitting the profession, moving abroad or choosing to retire. These
options will no longer be available. Life must mean life.”

From now on, GPs will be expected to practice until they die, with an option to work
on after death open to those who wish to take national clinical posts, leadership
roles in professional bodies or jobs with the Care Quality Commission.

Acknowledging that GPs would be unable to retire under the new rules, the government
said that the benefits of stopping work in later life were “widely exaggerated”.

“All the evidence suggests that people who retire are more like to die before those
who are still in work. On that basis forcing GPs to work until they drop may
actually improve their life expectancy,” the spokesman said.

Ending GP retirements would have other benefits, including simplified funding and
contractual arrangements for general practice, and a modest saving in pension
contributions.

GPs will be expected to surrender their passports to remove the temptation to move
overseas to work. They would also no longer be able to take holidays abroad, an
objection dismissed by the Department of Health as “largely academic”.

The government accepts that not all GPs will welcome the changes, but said it had
run out of options for ending the recruitment crisis. Incentive schemes giving GPs
the opportunity to work longer hours, collaborate in more meaningful ways or meet
helpful people with clipboards have had limited success.

Initiatives to recruit overseas doctors have also suffered setbacks. One ended in
chaos earlier this week after an undercover team of NHS England recruitment officers
tried to snatch an American doctor from a United Airlines flight, provoking a storm
of criticism on social media.

The government says it is still considering other ways to “ease the supply” of new
recruits, including a compulsory national service style scheme under which all
school-leavers would work as a GP for two years.

“Not only would this be character building for the young people concerned, those who
discovered an aptitude for clinical practice might choose to go on to get proper
qualifications and stay in the profession,” said the spokesman.

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Life to mean life for GPs

 

GPs will no longer be allowed to leave the profession, according to plans drawn up

by the Department of Health. An imminent change of law will make it illegal to stop

being a GP.

 

The move is expected to eliminate the current shortage of 5000 GPs within a few years.

 

The news follows a call from the Royal College of General Practitioners for urgent

action to halt the exodus from general practice.

 

Under the proposals expected to be announced by the government next week, the GP

contract will become binding on both parties. A government spokesman said: “GPs have

long enjoyed the protection of a contract for life, but they were free to end it at

any time by quitting the profession, moving abroad or choosing to retire. These

options will no longer be available. Life must mean life.”

 

From now on, GPs will be expected to practice until they die, with an option to work

on after death open to those who wish to take national clinical posts, leadership

roles in professional bodies or jobs with the Care Quality Commission.

 

Acknowledging that GPs would be unable to retire under the new rules, the government

said that the benefits of stopping work in later life were “widely exaggerated”.

 

“All the evidence suggests that people who retire are more like to die before those

who are still in work. On that basis forcing GPs to work until they drop may

actually improve their life expectancy,” the spokesman said.

 

Ending GP retirements would have other benefits, including simplified funding and

contractual arrangements for general practice, and a modest saving in pension

contributions.

 

GPs will be expected to surrender their passports to remove the temptation to move

overseas to work. They would also no longer be able to take holidays abroad, an

objection dismissed by the Department of Health as “largely academic”.

 

The government accepts that not all GPs will welcome the changes, but said it had

run out of options for ending the recruitment crisis. Incentive schemes giving GPs

the opportunity to work longer hours, collaborate in more meaningful ways or meet

helpful people with clipboards have had limited success.

 

Initiatives to recruit overseas doctors have also suffered setbacks. One ended in

chaos earlier this week after an undercover team of NHS England recruitment officers

tried to snatch an American doctor from a United Airlines flight, provoking a storm

of criticism on social media.

 

The government says it is still considering other ways to “ease the supply” of new

recruits, including a compulsory national service style scheme under which all

school-leavers would work as a GP for two years.

 

“Not only would this be character building for the young people concerned, those who

discovered an aptitude for clinical practice might choose to go on to get proper

qualifications and stay in the profession,” said the spokesman.

 

Is this in the United States???????

 

Also, what is a school leaver?

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How many Royal Colleges do you have in the US of A?

 

A school leaver is someone who didn't die waiting for the bell.

So everyone who graduates from school, has to become a doctor for 2 years.

Yeah. That's who I want doing my physical. A high school jock worried about getting home to his girlfriend.

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As in graduated?

 

So basically people who graduated?

 

 

This is school, not university. In the UK, graduation is only uses for getting a degree-level qualification (or similar).

 

University leavers would be called graduates. :)

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The reason why the UA-attempt failed was that they did not follow policy. You divert prospective GPs do a different terminal and then perform extreme recruiting. Otherwise the policy is sound. In fact, that is how I recruit my international students.

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This is school, not university. In the UK, graduation is only uses for getting a degree-level qualification (or similar).

 

University leavers would be called graduates. :)

So it really would be some high school bloke being drafted as a doctor for 2 years?

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The whole thing is intended to be a joke.

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How many Royal Colleges do you have in the US of A?

 

A school leaver is someone who didn't die waiting for the bell.

 

Thanks for the chuckle! I really did LOL.

 

Can't believe some blokes thought your OP was a serious article.

 

Say, mate, you must have a Brit version of our parody news site called The Onion?

 

The fake article reminded me of an Onion bit.

 

"..With an option to continue after death."

 

Priceless.

 

Cheers, mate.

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Say, mate, you must have a Brit version of our parody news site called The Onion?

 

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Frankly, right now the Onion is as serious as most of the mainstream press. We do not have anything of the complexity and professionalism of the Onion but we do have the Daily Mash.

To be brutal we (in the UK) used to mock the USA for having an infantile bawdy sense of humour and failing to appreciate satire and irony - now the situation is almost reversed. Even "highbrow" comedy in the UK is pretty puerile compared to that of my youth - and we have little that compares to the daring yet still political humour in the USA

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