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Junior doctors attack government's training reforms

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1158
  1. Colleen Shannon
  1. London

    Britain's junior doctors have attacked government reforms that would shorten the length of their training by several years and radically alter the career path of future consultants.

    At the BMA's annual meeting for junior doctors last week delegates unanimously supported a vote of no confidence in the government's “modernising medical careers” initiative.

    Medical students who decide to boycott the new “foundation” training programmes will have the full support of the BMA, pledged Mr Simon Eccles, chairman of the BMA's Junior Doctors Committee.

    The BMA will now lobby for a delay in …

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