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Health secretary should resign over training application debacle, say junior doctors

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39203.385289.DB (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:921
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Angry junior doctors called for the resignation of the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, and the minister of state for quality in the health department, Lord Hunt, after what the BMA's chairman described as a “difficult” meeting of the association's Junior Doctors Committee in London on Saturday.

    Delegates were so angry and frustrated that they were turning on each other, James Johnson told the audience at a breakfast briefing on Monday at the health charity the King's Fund, which was attended by the prime minister.

    But the BMA leaders managed to fend off a vote of no confidence at the Saturday meeting. Instead the …

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