NHS wants more doctors to become generalists

The HSJ reports that the long-term plan includes asking more doctors to train as generalists rather than specialising in a specific area of medicine.

The proposal is designed to shift away from the dominance of what the plan describes as “highly specialised” medicine to ensure medics are better able to provide care to patients who have more than one long-term condition.

The plan has a wider remit on expanding the future workforce of the NHS, including registered nurses and doctors, and improve working conditions to improve retention rates.

Full story on HSJ, 7 January 2019