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Joint committee on postgraduate training for GPs needs more money for its work

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1212/a (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1212
  1. Brian Keighley, chairman, Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice.,
  2. John Chisholm, chairman, General Practitioners Committee, BMA.,
  3. Mike Pringle, chairman of council, Royal College of General Practitioners.
  1. Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice, London SW7 1PU

    EDITOR—Since 1976 the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice has presided over the standards of vocational training in general practice in the United Kingdom. Despite the committee having a relatively low profile compared with the two other competent authorities in the United Kingdom (the General Medical Council and Specialist Training Authority) its influence extends well beyond general practice. It is responsible for approving training posts for intending general practitioners in hospitals and primary care and has tried to improve training for senior …

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