News BMA annual representative meeting, Manchester, 27 June to 30 June

NHS doctors can work in independent treatment centres, UK health minister announces

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.9 (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:9
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Manchester

    NHS doctors will be allowed to work in independent treatment centres once they have fulfilled their contractual obligations to the NHS. Patricia Hewitt, the UK secretary of state for health, made the announcement at the annual conference of the BMA in Manchester this week.

    In addition, doctors in specialties without shortages who want to work full time for independent treatment centres will be allowed to leave the NHS and take up their new post without having to wait six months. Until now, this …

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