Is hospital training failing to prepare GP registrars for primary care?
NEWS IN BRIEF
Hospital training is failing to adequately prepare GP registrars for the realities of primary care, and a longer period of co-consults with supervisors might be needed for new starters, say education experts.
Many common ailments encountered in general practice — such as otitis media, eczema, skin cancers, back pain and eye disease — rarely present acutely to hospitals, they argue in the MJA.
And a welcome reduction in junior doctors’ working