DescriptionThis book takes the reader through the various aspects of a career in general practice from the time of applying to medical school until retirement. It will be a practical guide for anyone who is interested in the profession.
There have been a lot of changes to medical careers over the last few years that are now coming to completion, making this a thoroughly up to date guide for all those thinking of going into general practice.
Chapter 1: General practice: past, present and future (Roger Jones, King’s College London).
Chapter 2: A day in the life of a general practitioner (Richard Savage, Guys & St. Thomas Hospital VTS and Suzanne Savage, London Deanery).
Chapter 3: Applying for medical school (John Rees, King’s College London).
Chapter 4: Undergraduate training (Helen Graham, King’s College London).
Chapter 5: Foundation training (Jan Welch, Guy’s Hospital, London).
Chapter 6: Specialty training for general practice (Tim Swanwick, London Deanery).
Chapter 7: Royal College of General Practitioners (Nav Chana, London Deanery).
Chapter 8: Further training opportunities (Steve Mowle, London Deanery).
Chapter 9: Flexible training and working (Anne Hastie, London Deanery).
Chapter 10: Returner and retainer schemes (Anwar Khan, London Deanery and Rebecca Viney, London Deanery).
Chapter 11: Principals, partnerships and salaried posts (Rebecca Viney, London Deanery and Catherine Jenson, Broomwood Road Surgery, Kent).
Chapter 12: Portfolio working (Maria Elliott, King’s College London).
Chapter 13: Academic general practice (Anne Stephenson, King’s College London; Neil Jackson, London Deanery; and Roger Jones, King’s College London).
Chapter 14: Teaching in general practice (Amanda Platts, London Deanery; and Anne Stephenson, King’s College London).
Chapter 15: Professional values (John Spicer, University of London).
Chapter 16: General practitioners with special interests (Roger Jones, King’s College London).
Chapter 17: Leadership and management (Julia Whiteman, London Deanery).
Chapter 18: Towards Retirement (Roger May, General Practitioner (retired)).
- Covers from the time of applying to medical school, through to retirement
- Includes the latest information on medical careers to assist readers to make informed choices
- Gives real insight into the day-to-day life of a GP
- A unique, practical guide for anyone interested in the profession