Letters

Applicants for senior medical positions in New Zealand

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6996.61e (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:61
  1. Alec J Ekeroma
  1. Lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bristol, St Michael's Hospital, Bristol BS2 8EG

    EDITOR,--Ian Powell raises several sad points about the employment situation for salaried medical specialists in New Zealand,1 which should serve as a warning to specialists in the NHS. The recent health reforms in New Zealand are similar to those in the NHS, with the creation of an internal market (a split of purchaser and provider functions) and devolution of decisions on staffing to the local level. Crown health enterprises (similar to NHS trusts) contract …

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