Women 1990 13% GPs 2003 38% GPs 75% URP working part time 2004 >50% medical school entry female 2012 >50% workforce will be female
Working hours 1995 12% URP worked part time 2003 25% URP work part time 1981 1% male URP worked part time 2003 19% male URP work part time
Cultural diversity GPs working as URP in UK 2003 Country of qualification -80% UK -15% Elsewhere -5% EEA
Ourselves Who am I? How am I different/similar to the person next to me? What is my work ethic?
Nationality Language- verbal, non verbal + paralinguistic Gender Race Ethnicity Sexual orientation Social class Religion Health beliefs and expectations Legal rules Social norms Intelligence Wealth Appearance Politics Age
Yorkshire GP Registrars Female210 Male 150 White58% Asian29% Chinese3% Black3%
Applications to Yorkshire Feb 2005 Gender Female177 Male434
Ethnicity 12 ethnic groups 328 Indian 138 Pakistani 33 African 28 British White Total 611 (1 not stated, 24 unable to classify themselves)
Country of Qualification Applicants to Yorkshire Feb 05 Qualification Country Not stated 14 Argentina1 Bangladesh 13 Bulgaria 1 Burma 5 China 1 Columbia 1 Czech Republic 3 Egypt 6 Germany 6 Ghana1 India 309 Iran 2 Iraq 15 Kenya 1Libya 6 Nigeria 25 Pakistan 62 Poland 1 Romania 3 Russia 4 South Africa 1 Sri Lanka 6 Syria 1 The Netherlands 1 Turkey 1 Ukraine 5 Undefined 71 United Kingdom 45 Grand Total 611
Group thinking Discuss BMJ article Share experiences concerns of working with GPs who are different to ourselves.
1945-2005 Baby boomers Generation X Post modern
Young doctors concerns Perceived rigid and inflexible career structures Lack of careers advice Lack of personal support Poor work conditions Erosion of core values
Perception General practice may not always be a first career choice. Many move into the specialty as they perceive greater flexibility
Changing expectations Managers of change. Team players not team leaders
Summary Workforce is becoming more female. Greater diversity (cultural background, work ethic and expectation) GPs want salaried posts 86% female GPs and 56% of male GPs are interested in part time work. Most GPs will retire before they reach 60. 150 new GPs will need to be trained to replace 100 retiring GPs. RCGP- Career patterns
Daily Telegraph 3/8/2004 Influx of women doctors will harm medicine Prof Carol Black President RCP
Implications For the work force For training For GPs coming through the system
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