“We may not have GPs in ten years’ time; healthcare will have changed that much. What we do, who does it and where… all up for grabs.” Roy Lilley has some harsh and sympathetic words to say about UK general practice. I am not convinced by the detective metaphors but he is surely right to focus on the mismatch between what many are projecting primary care is about, and the realities. It is this divergence that students and young doctors are picking up on. I do not think the problem is that young doctors need more ‘education’ about primary care. By contrast, primary care is being demolished by our political masters. The idea of a personal physician is something to value, it is just that modern primary care can’t deliver this at the same time as doing all the others jobs that government has dumped on it. [link to this post]

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