BriefingBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.3a (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:S3a-7125
The BMA's Junior Doctors Committee has taken exception to the introduction of fixed training numbers (FTNs) into the revised draft version of A Guide to Specialist Registrar Training. One of the categories of specialist registrars who will be entitled to a FTN are holders of the certificate of completion of specialist training. They will be able to undertake further subspecialty training. The JDC believes that this will recreate the senior registrar grade by the back door and it was not recommended in the Calman report. The NHS Executive has emphasised that such training should be the exception and that the numbers involved will be closely monitored.