‘It’s peace of mind’: Half of GP registrars now want to be employees

Dr Jean Littlewood says registrars should be able to choose between training models.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Jean Littlewood.

The idea that GP registrars should have one continuous employer so they can actually accrue leave and benefits, rather than a series of contracts over the course of their training, is gaining popularity.

The latest National Registrar Survey, published this year after being conducted in the first semester of 2023, showed that 47% of 1200 GP registrars wanted a single employer throughout their training.