Education And Debate

Personal paper: medicine in the 1990s needs a team approach

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:661
  1. Terence English, mastera
  1. a St Catharine's College Cambridge CB2 1RL
  • Accepted 30 January 1997


Health care increasingly emphasises the team approach in which doctors, nurses, and other health workers adapt and develop new skills. Before changes of this kind are widely accepted, however, there must be clarity about the training, status, authority, working relationships, career structure, and remuneration of those who undertake responsibilities well beyond their traditional roles.


    • Accepted 30 January 1997
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