GP workforce uncertainty; plan your GP career

9th August 2014 by Liz Densley

GP workforce uncertainty; plan your GP career

Recently, I was mulling over the latest statistics about GPs in the South East, and the age ranges of GPs, and found an interesting statistic that has significant implications.

In my local area, the Hastings and Rother CCG, 31% of GPs are over the age of 55 and in Medway this figure is nearer 40%.

With large numbers of GPs taking their pensions in their late 50s and nearly always by 60, what is that going to do to the locum market?

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