Haxby GP Dr Mike Holmes helped launch a new national GP recruitment drive this week.

In his role as clinical lead of the Royal College of General practitioners (RCGP), Dr Holmes is highlighting the opportunities of a career in general practice as part of the national ‘Think GP’ campaign.

See the new campaign brochure here: Think GP

Find out more about the campaign http://www.rcgp.org.uk/thinkgp

Maureen Baker Chair RCGP explained:

“Although the challenges of being a GP in the current climate have been well documented, the opportunities offered by a future career in general practice have never looked more exciting.

The expert generalist skills of GPs have never been more in demand. And, as care is shifted out of hospitals, GPs will increasingly lead multi-professional teams to provide new integrated services for patients in their communities, using a wide range of medical skills.

GP practices are part of the fabric of their local communities, and the relationship that family doctors build with their patients over time remains a key reason why, when properly resourced, it is one of the most satisfying jobs there is.

A career in general practice offers a great deal of flexibility. It allows you to fit the job around other major commitments, such as having a young family. It gives you the chance to practise in the region of your choice and to decide whether to be wholly a generalist or to develop skills in a specific area as a GP with a special interest.”


  • Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter at #ThinkGP
  • See why GPs love their job @TeamGP on Twitter
  • There is nothing general about general practice: Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter #nothinggeneral as part of Health Education England’s Campaign.

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