Recruitment to general practice is at its lowest level for 30 years, and many vocational training schemes report difficulty in attracting new trainees.
Spurred on by the aging population of south London, and with the advantage of £1.3m of development money resulting from the Tomlinson report, the south London organisation of vocational training schemes (SLOVTS) has perhaps been able to cope better than most.
Its chair, Richard Savage, a general practitioner and course organiser, and Clare Vaughan, an assistant adviser, have devised and implemented many innovative training posts for general practice over the past two years, and their approach seems to be bearing fruit : most of the doctors who have finished the training scheme are now entering practice in south London.
They talked to Douglas Carnall about the causes of the crisis and the measures they have implemented to counter it.
Clare Vaughan died in the week following the interview (see obituary, p 555).
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Pratique professionnelle, Milieu urbain, Formation professionnelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Professional practice, Urban environment, Occupational training, United Kingdom, Europe, England, Great Britain, Human
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Cote : 96-0423236
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.