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Conference recommends joint training for doctors and health service managers

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1418
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The education and training of doctors and NHS managers should ensure that each group understands the other better, recommended a report published this week.

    The report was of a multidisciplinary conference organised by the NHS Confederation and held on 27 March. The conference was part of an initiative to improve relationships between the two groups of professionals as they work together in the NHS.

    Representatives from the medical royal colleges, the BMA, the Joint Consultants Committee, NHS organisations, and the Department of Health agreed that the currently poor relations between …

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