Change in funding will boost part time junior posts

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:443

Health minister Gerald Malone has announced moves which he says will ease the funding of part time posts for junior hospital doctors in England. The changes, which are supposed to assist flexible working, stem from an NHS Executive report, Funding Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education in England.

Two key changes are being introduced. Firstly, the NHS education budget, funded through a national levy on health authorities, will in future fund all of the basic salary of preregistration house officers in their first year of work, instead …

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