Super clinics should embrace teaching, not 5-minute medicine

A GPRA report on attitudes of medical students and recent graduates, published last week, listed one of the “disadvantages of choosing GP as a specialty” as “concerns with motivations of super clinics”.

GPRA CEO Amit Vohra said the concern appeared to stem from a belief among future GPs that “some of these super clinics run as five-minute medicine centres [where] it’s all bulk billing, you walk in and walk out, there’s no relationship with the patient”.

Doctors who chose general practice “want the relationship with the patient, they want the continuity of