The future of specialist trainingBMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39224.534583.BE (Published 24 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1067
- Fiona Godlee, editor
- BMJ, London WC1H 9JR
The United Kingdom's doctors are for once united, but not for the moment under the auspices of the BMA, their trade union and professional body. Instead, their growing outrage about new rules for junior doctors' specialist training has found its voice through two pressure groups, while the chairman of the BMA's council has been forced to resign for failing to reflect members' views. RemedyUK's legal challenge—due to conclude after the BMJ goes to press—is likely (even if they lose their case) to force a rethink of the way in which training posts are filled, while surveys of doctors run by an ad hoc group of senior academics under the leadership of Morris Brown (see bmj.com) have brought consultants and junior doctors together in a rare show of solidarity.
Jim Johnson's unprecedented resignation, weeks before the organisation's annual meeting at which he planned …
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