Attitudes of consultant physicians to Calman proposals

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1573c (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1573
  1. David London
  1. Registrar Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE

    Royal College of Physicians gave qualified support to proposals

    EDITOR,--Several aspects of Hugh M Mather and Robert S Elkeles's paper giving the attitudes of consultant physicians to the Calman proposals require correction and clarification.1

    Firstly, it is wrong to say that the Royal College of Physicians “made no attempt to ascertain the views of those colleagues who are most directly affected.” The president and other officers of the college travelled throughout Britain to discuss the Calman proposals with consultants and trainees both before the report was finalised and after its publication. In addition, the report was regularly on the agenda of meetings open to all fellows, at which they can speak, and of meetings …

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