NHS to incentivise more doctors to become generalists

More doctors will be encouraged to train as generalists rather than specialising in a specific area of medicine, according to the long-term plan for the NHS.

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.

It is part of a wider emphasis on the future workforce of the NHS, with plans to expand the numbers of registered nurses and doctors and improve working conditions to improve retention rates.

 

Full story on HSJ, 7 January 2019