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Mr Cross

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Will there be an exodus of Junior Doctors?

The government's decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors has led to a massive increase in the number registering to work abroad. Doctors who want to work abroad need to obtain the Certificate of Current Professional Status (CCPS) from the General Medical Council (GMC). Last year the GMC received 4,925, but in just 3 days following the announcement of the new contract, the GMC received 1,644 requests. A Department of Health official accused the BMA of “prompting” the increase in applications. They said, “We suspect this sudden spike in CCPS applications is prompted by the doctors’ trade union which is deliberately misrepresenting our contract proposals”. The figures relate to all doctors and not just juniors and the GMC does not break down the figures by level of experience. The most popular destinations to emigrate to are Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The devolved governments in Wales and Scotland are not adopting the new medical contract.

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