Expanding consultant numbers is not enoughBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6995.1673d (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1673
- David Flook
- Consultant surgeon Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham OL1 2JH
EDITOR,—Trevor J Bayley suggests that the unified training grade willimprove the lot of senior house officers and registrars.1 What matters is not what they are called but whether they hold recognised posts in organised training schemes and can find jobs on accreditation.
I disagree with his statement that a simple, sudden expansion of the number of consultants can be the key to successful implementation of the system. In some specialties this may be …