Objectives-To identify doctors who are vocationally mained but not currently practising as principals in general practice ; their reasons for not practising as principals ; and whether the prospect of a re-entry course would appeal to this group.
Design-Postal questionnaire survey based on semismuctured interviews.
Subject-Doctors who had been vocationally trained but were not currently practising as principals : 351 possible subjects identified by a process of « networking. » Setting-Trent Regional Health Authority.
166 of the doctors who replied fitted the criteria (100 women ; 66 men).
The out of hours commitment was ranked as the most important factor for not practising as a principal-95 women and 50 men rated it important-followed by difficulty in combining work with family commitments-84 women, 31 men. 82 respondents (49%) said they would be interested in a re-entry course if one were available.
Conclusions-There is a pool of vocationally trained doctors in Trent region who are not practising as principals in general practice.
More flexible working patterns and the availability of a re-entry course could make the post of principal in general practice a more attractive proposition to these doctors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Comportement, Activité professionnelle, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Comparaison interindividuelle, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Behavior, Professional activity, Professional practice, Health staff, Interindividual comparison, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0375202
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.