These surgeries will all have met the RCGP’s strict standards for training practices, all with the intention of providing our new colleagues with the best opportunity possible to launch their careers in one of the best jobs going – being a GP.
But like a leader of the opposition forgetting to mention the financial deficit, there’s one thing, one very big thing, the college has forgotten to include in its GP training curriculum – how to be a locum GP.
What’s so special about working as a locum GP that it needs to be part of the curriculum? All GPs will become practice-based at some stage, won’t they? That’s the whole point, isn’t it? Locuming’s not a real job, after all.