No time to train the surgeons:Royal College of Surgeons of England responds

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1133 (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1133
  1. Peter J Morris, president (president@rcseng.ac.uk)
  1. Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2A 3PN

    EDITOR—The Royal College of Surgeons of England agrees with Chikwe et al that surgical training must be a priority.1 The specialty is facing serious challenges both in delivering services and in training because of the reduction in junior doctors' hours of work. However, some of the enforced changes are to be welcomed: no one can truly regret that trainees are no longer expected to work a total of over 30 …

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