Attitude of consultant physicians to Calman proposals

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.443a (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:443

Anxieties are widespread

  1. Hugh M Mather,
  2. Robert S Elkeles
  1. Consultant physician Ealing Hospital, Southall, Middlesex UB1 3HW
  2. Consultant physician St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY

    EDITOR,—We would like to reply to some of the letters relating to our questionnaire survey on the attitudes of consultant physicians to the Calman proposals.1

    We are reassured by J N Johnson's response, in which he states that “emergency services were never intended to be routinely provided by resident consultants” and that the BMA “would vigorously oppose such a proposal.”2 This is an important statement. It is directly contrary to the recommendations of the Committee of Postgraduate Medical Deans and the UK Conference of Postgraduate Deans …

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