Failure of consultant expansion

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1011a (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1011
  1. Jammi Nagaraj Rao
  1. 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 …

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