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Doctors’ leaders partly to blame for recruitment chaos, MPs told

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39426.354491.DB (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1232
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Doctors’ leaders are partly to blame for the disruption caused by the chaotic recruitment system for junior doctors earlier this year, MPs have been told.

    The pressure groups Remedy UK and Fidelio, which took up the cause of junior doctors and senior doctors, respectively, told the parliamentary health select committee that their own existence and success was evidence of failings of the medical profession’s leaders.

    The committee questioned representatives from the two organisations as part of its inquiry into the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) programme.

    The committee chairman, Kevin Barron, Labour MP for Rother Valley, asked whether the leaders of the medical profession …

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