Rural registrars stay on for five years

The analysis, believed to be among the first pieces of research to support the long-held view that those who train in rural areas stay on, was based on data relating to 2642 registrars who completed training between 2003 and 2011.

The General Practice Education and Training (GPET) research found 42% of those who trained in rural areas were likely to stay on for at least five years.

Of the 1200 training places offered annually — the number has increased incrementally but has been capped at