The NHS has said it is overvalued in its healthcare roles, and the GP job market is one of the few where a significant number of positions are unfilled.
The Government is now seeking advice from the Government Employers Association (GEA) to look at how the profession can be better managed.
In an article on the Government’s website, the GP sector is highlighted as one of “the few where overvalued roles exist”.
The GP industry employs over 500,000 people across the UK and is one the largest employer in the NHS, which has been in the red in the past few years.
It is clear that we need to make sure we keep our jobs, but our ability to do that will depend on the skills and expertise of our workforce.” “
We are looking at ways to attract, retain and attract to the NHS as much as possible, as well as providing better training and mentoring opportunities.
It is clear that we need to make sure we keep our jobs, but our ability to do that will depend on the skills and expertise of our workforce.”
He added that the sector had seen a recent “pivotal shift” with the introduction of a GP recruitment strategy, and said this was now at risk.
A spokesperson for the Government said: “The Government’s Government Employer Advisory Committee has recommended that the Government look at ways of better managing the role of the GP in a way that is sustainable and beneficial for the NHS.
This review has been given to the Government and the GEA.”
GEAs Chief Executive, Simon Brown, said: “While the NHS is a huge employer, it is not all sunshine and rainbows.
The GP profession has an important role to play in supporting the health and wellbeing of the NHS and has been under significant pressure to find more jobs for people who have been affected by the NHS crisis.
We are also looking at the way in which the Government can better support the GP and support the growth of our profession, which we know has many positive effects on the NHS.”
The GEA is a registered charity and the Government has set aside £100m in the next financial year to support GP employment.
Read more about the GP workforce and GP job vacancy: “GPs have been overvalued” The UK’s GP recruitment rate is low at 1.5%, according to the Medical Journal of Australia.
There are now more than 200,000 GP vacancies across the country, according to the Department of Health and Employment. GPs have been undervalued by employers in the healthcare industry and they are also undervalued by the Government in their roles as carers, and they are overvalued by younger people.
If you are in the market for a GP job, here are some tips to ensure your job is good value: GPS training can be very beneficial, particularly for young people and those who are less familiar with the NHS It may be cheaper than other careers to become a GP If your GP appointment is not within 3 months, then your GP has a job and the NHS will likely pay more You may not need a degree in the GP profession, but if you do have a degree you will likely get paid GGP’s experience may not be in the healthcare industry, so you may need to train as a nurse Make sure you have a good relationship with your GP, they are likely to have a good work life balance The most important thing to remember is that you are not an doctor, you are a GP.
You can always learn more about the NHS and how to become one by visiting the NHS website, www.nhs.uk, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nhsuk, and Twitter at twitter.com/_nhs_uk, and signing up for the National Job Finder.
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