A recent study in Pulse has revealed that despite the plans put forward by the NHS ‘Forward View’, a huge number of GPs are still planning on leaving their profession.
‘A Pulse survey of 524 English GPs found that 45% would still support mass resignation from the NHS due to the current state of general practice, while a further one in four are undecided.’
These results however do reveal there has been a decrease in those that said they would resign, but the decrease is still not the drastic drop in opinion the NHS hoped for since displaying their new plans.
The last vote for GPs decisions to resign was taken in December 2015. These new results show that over the past 5 months there has not been a big change of minds, as half of the GPs are still planning to resign. The GPC last week announced they were still considering the route of mass resignation after the announcement of the General Practice Forward View.
Pulses new poll results supports the GPC statements which means that not all GPs have been won over with by the new plans that have been proposed.
However, the number of undecided GPs has risen which means that it’s definitely something GPs are willing to discuss. Although there has been a constant open debate about General Practice, and what it needs, the Forward View gives a plan to build from which is something General Practice has been missing.
This can clearly be seen as GPs now remain in halves over opposing and agreeing with the View. Half of General Practice feel that it lacks immediate help and affective changes, whilst the other half (including the RCGP) believe it is one of the most prominent of plans that has been released in 40 years!