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Junior doctors call for delay to new training programme

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:674
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Members of the BMA are calling for a year's delay of the government's proposed new arrangements for advertising and filling posts at specialist training level. They argue that too few posts will be made available, forcing more intense competition—and ultimately driving newly qualified doctors to look for medical posts outside the United Kingdom.

    The new specialist posts will be offered to medical graduates who gained their degrees in summer 2005 and who have been in the first intake of the two year foundation programme. The new posts will be known as specialist …

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