Surgery for general practitioners across the country is currently suffering from a staff shortage, and new figures show that in some areas there is only one general practitioner for every 3,000 people.
The British Medical Association (BMA) states that national surgery is experiencing growing demand, practices struggling to hire staff, and significant and increasing tensions associated with patients who have to wait longer for appointments. I am.
According to an analysis conducted by the Liberal Democratic Party, patients in England are facing a “zip code lottery”, with Fylde, Hull, Saloc and Portsmouth being one of the most affected areas.
The data show that there is an average of one fully trained GP per 2,038 people across England.
BMA numbers show that today’s GP is more than 1,800 less than in 2015.
What qualifications do I need to become a GP?
Most universities are looking for students with good science subjects and good math grades to study medicine.
To increase your chances of enrolling in medical school, you need:
- Seven GCSEs, including science, with five 9th to 7th grade (A * or A) subjects and at least 6th to 5th grade English and Mathematics (B)
- Three A levels of Grade A in Chemistry and Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and another discipline
Next, you need to obtain a medical degree approved by the General Medical Council.
Most students take a five-year undergraduate course, but students who already have a Bachelor of Science degree can take shorter courses.
Depending on your program, you can earn either a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) or a Bachelor of Medicine or a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
What happens if I get a bachelor’s degree?
After obtaining a degree, you must take a two-year basic program. This program allows you to experiment with different disciplines.
After that, to become a general practitioner, you need to undergo specialist training in general practice. This requires 18 to 24 months as a specialist in a hospital and 12 to 18 months as a general practitioner in general practice.
To complete the training, you need to obtain a Training Completion Certificate (CCT).
Once this is achieved, you will need to register a license from the General Medical Council (GMC) and obtain membership in the Royal College of General Practitioners, who must pass three exams.
This all means that it will take a total of about 9-11 years to fully qualify as a GP in the UK.
How much is your salary?
There are three types of GP. Salary GP, GP partner, Locum GP. Paid GPs work in fixed-price clinics and receive a fixed salary. GP partners work in clinics but are self-employed, and Locum GP is a contractor working between clinics.
A salaryman’s GP can be expected to earn between £ 58,808 and £ 88,744 per year, depending on experience.
Partners may receive a portion of their business profits in addition to their salary.
The Locum is paid hourly and the fee ranges from £ 20 to £ 100 per hour, depending on work and work hours.
League table plan
Health Minister Sajid Javid plans to controversial the introduction of a league table for GP surgery so that patients can evaluate their practice.
Those who do not offer the “appropriate” number of face-to-face bookings are not eligible to receive £ 250m worth of new NHS funding.
The NHS said the plan “strengthens transparency and accountability,” adding that GP practices “must respect face-to-face care preferences unless there is a valid clinical reason for opposition.”
The Minister of Health said: “I believe in the choice. I think that’s what the patient wants.
“The majority of GPs I’m talking about say that if you can help increase capacity and provide support, that’s what we want to do.
“I think patients should have choices. If some people prefer remote or online to face-to-face, that could be absolutely right.”
But LDP health spokesman Munilla Wilson said the government “wants to name and shame” the GP.
“These changes are bandages that don’t address the crisis of GP shortages that patients are struggling to make appointments with,” she said.