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Junior doctors will find jobs—as long as they are flexible, says health department

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39342.692708.AB (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:582
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Department of Health estimates that around 1500 junior doctors in England who are currently in short term “employment guarantee” contracts will not be able to secure coveted “run-through” training posts.

    But they should, the department believes, be able to get some kind of job in the NHS when the second round of the recruitment process concludes at the end of October.

    The department estimates that around 2500 short term contracts were awarded to guarantee the employment of junior doctors in the months immediately after the crisis in recruitment caused by the flawed medical application training service (MTAS) system, which was introduced earlier this year (BMJ 2007;334:1027, doi: …

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