Practice Managment: Struggling to recruit a GP?

The dramatic rise in GP workload, brought about by the latest round of changes to the GP contract, has led to a huge number of GPs at risk of burnout. Many are heading for the exit and retiring early. Bearing in mind that a  significant number of GPs are now within a few years of their normal retirement age, the exodus in the next few years is likely to be significant. And whereas in previous years GPs may have reduced their sessions gradually over a period of time, allowing the practice to retain valuable knowledge and management experience, today more GPs are choosing to retire completely. Barry Rigby has tips on how to present your practice to job seekers.