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Specialist medical training will require changes to the law

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1156

The British government has proposed setting up a council of the medical royal colleges to carry out the specialist training functions required by European law. The proposal is in a consultation paper published last week, which sets out other changes to legislation to enable the key recommendations in the Calman report on specialist medical training to be implemented.

Three years ago the European Commission questioned the way that specialists were trained and accredited in Britain, 20 years after the European Community approved directives for the mutual recognition between states of minimum periods of training. This led the …

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