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Poll highlights frustration with changes in UK medical training

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39286.551782.DB (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:174
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Doctors are furious that their careers are being blighted by changes in UK medical training, says the incoming chairman of the BMA, Hamish Meldrum, after an online poll of members showed that nine in 10 doctors think that the reforms, along with changes in working time arrangements, will lower standards.

    More than 2000 doctors responded to the poll, of whom 89% disagreed with the statement “doctors will be trained to the required standard for an NHS consultant despite the reduction in training hours under Modernising …

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