Failure of consultant expansionBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1011a (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1011
- Jammi Nagaraj Rao
- Public health physician Walsall WS5 3EG
EDITOR,—P E Robin suggests that NHS trusts are having increasing recourse to non-consultant permanent appointments.1 But Robin's characterisation of the people appointed to such posts as “'stuck doctors' with insufficient qualifications or lack of ambition” is a blow below the belt aimed at hard working colleagues who make a valuable contribution to hospital medicine in Britain. Robin's disparaging remarks, if applied to a named person, would be almost libellous.
As someone who sits …