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Failure of consultant expansion

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:130
  1. Paul Aveyard
  1. Registrar in public health Warwickshire Health, Warwick CV34 4DE

    EDITOR,—Stephen Brearley is right to bemoan the lack of progress towards a consultant led service but is too pessimistic.1 It is important to look not just at the years leading to an appointment as a consultant but also at the years after that appointment. Here, continuing medical education has a role.

    In the past many people have seen the achievement of the consultant grade as having “made it.” This is …

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