Düsseldorf - started work at the end of September. It is the 49th network in this part of the country - 105 hospitals and more than 400 practices for the next generation of general practitioners are now working together in North Rhine total of five years of training and individual support. In the five-year specialist training course, the assistants usually spend three years in the clinic and two with general practitioners in private practice. In this way, doctors get to know the requirements of the general practitioner profession and the local structures comprehensively in further training without having to apply again or change residence.
"We are strengthening this with the establishment of another further training network in Neuss Fight against the shortage of general practitioners, because it doesn't work without general practitioners ", emphasized the Vice President of, Bernd Zimmer, when handing over the certificate to the association at the end of September.
In the North Rhine chamber district, 200 new doctors would have to move up every year from around 6,000 general practitioners. Currently the number is only 100 doctors per year. According to the chamber, decline in general practitioners in private practice is also to be expected in Neuss in the coming years. Already today it is often difficult for family doctors to find suitable offspring for their practice.
Four hospitals now want to work together with general practitioners in practice to counter this development in the region.