Should all doctors spend a year in general practice?

A leading UK GP says all health professionals should spend time in primary care so they understand it
Dr Kieran Sharrock.

Making it mandatory for all doctors to spend at least a year in general practice as part of their training would help ease workforce shortages, a leading UK GP says. 

Such a move would also give hospital doctors a better understanding of the challenges facing primary care, says Dr Kieran Sharrock, the British Medical Association GP Committee England deputy chair.