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Doctors are promoting expansion in non-consultant career grades

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.332a (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:332
  1. M J Goodman
  1. Consultant physician Bury General Hospital, Bury, Lancashire BL9 6PG

    EDITOR,--With the implementation of the Calman report and the restriction of junior doctor's working hours to 52 a week (plus four hours of educational time), the existing pattern of hospital staffing in the United Kingdom is clearly unsustainable without a large increase in the number of hospital doctors. All agree that increasing the number of junior doctors is out of the question (even though over 700 additional senior house officers have been appointed in the …

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