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Study leave for junior doctors Academic staff get a raw deal

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 09 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:983
  1. A P Campbell,
  2. B McDonald
  1. Nuffield Department of Pathology, Churchill John Radcliffe NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Campus, Oxford OX3 9DU
  2. Department of Neuropathology, Radcliffe Infirmary NHS Trust, Oxford OX2 6HE
  3. Newham General Hospital, London E13 8RU.

    EDITOR, - David P Coates's letter on study leave1 and the abridged paper on study leave for postgraduate trainees2 highlight the problems associated with the funding of discretionary study leave for doctors in the postgraduate training grades employed in the NHS. We wish to highlight the difficulties experienced by trainees employed on university contracts, some of whom experience financial hardship resulting from the lack of clearly defined budgets to fund their study leave. Only three of the 15 health districts surveyed …

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