Medical education and training is cut to achieve NHS savings, warns BMA

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1038
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Budgets for medical education and training are being cut as part of overall cost savings in the NHS in England, the BMA has warned in a letter sent to the health secretary this week.

Funding for medical education and training in England was ring fenced until April this year. But this was removed under arrangements allowing strategic health authorities to choose how to spend their budgets. Budget allowances announced recently by some strategic health authorities have much larger cuts in medical education and training than expected.

The BMA said that these cuts include substantial …

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