UK GPs to train for four years

GP training in the UK is set to be expanded to four years under a new plan that the country's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is calling “momentous”.

The length of GP training in the UK is a minimum of three years - the same as Australia’s current scheme - but this is now considered too short a period to keep up with the evolution of general practice.

In a letter to the Medical Programme Board of Medical Education England, the RCGP and the GP regulator argued that GP training needed to be enhanced and expanded to better serve the needs of