Fewer GPs in the making as registrar intake drops for third year running

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Fewer GPs in the making as registrar intake drops for third year running

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RNZCGP chief executive Lynne Hayman says it is usual for 15 per cent, on average, of accepted candidates to withdraw
We are keen to see an increase in successful applicants in future, so that we can train more specialist GPs The RNZCGP continues to expect the G

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General Practice has to become an attractive career.

To save the failing health system with the burgeoning elderly demographic, General Practice has the be made MORE attractive than the other specialties to make graduates choose it.

Retention is becoming more critical than recruitment if we want to be able to keep the mentors to facilitate this.

I see nothing from the College or the Government that gives me optimism that they understand this crisis.