SAPC responds to threat to cut GP training budgets in England

Senior members of SAPC have responded to plans announced by Health Education England to cut the educational support budget for GP training by 30% from next year. In a letter published in the BMJ on 18th May (in print on 27th May), the Chair, representatives of the Heads of Departments and Heads of Teaching, along with other senior academics in SAPC, expressed their disquiet at this decision. They finished by saying 'Such dramatic disinvestment in GP training will further undermine confidence in general practice as a career for young doctors and medical students and will serve only to deepen the current crisis in general practice.' The full version can be found at http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/357/bmj.j2401.full.pdf