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Review to consider shorter training for consultants in England

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:242
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The postgraduate training and deployment of doctors in England is to undergo a major review designed to reduce the length of training and to provide more generalist consultants, the Department of Health and the medical royal colleges agreed last week.

    The Department of Health and the Academy of Royal Colleges, which includes all the royal colleges, have set out recommendations for improving the care of patients and providing better training and career opportunities for doctors. This will be done, they say, by increasing the number of trained doctors and modernising training programmes for specialist registrars.

    Senior registrar training will place greater emphasis on assessment and demonstration of practical competence and on equipping doctors …

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