Employer representatives oppose Tooke proposals for new body for medical education and training

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 31 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:241
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    The creation of a new independent body to organise medical education and training would damage the NHS, MPs have been told.

    Expert witnesses warned against setting up a new body when they appeared last week before the parliamentary health select committee inquiry into the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) programme, which created the recruitment system for junior doctors that caused problems last year.

    A key recommendation of the Tooke report—an independent report commissioned by the government into MMC problems—was to create an independent body called NHS Medical Education England to oversee postgraduate medical education and training (with equivalent bodies throughout the United Kingdom), …

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