BriefingBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7175.3a (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:S3a-7175
The majority of doctors in training will want to do at least part of that training part time. With demand for flexible posts far exceeding the number available, the issue is a live one for the BMA's Junior Doctors' Committee. It is organising a one day forum entitled “The future of flexible training” to be held in BMA House on Thursday 25 February 1998. The forum will be an opportunity for existing and future flexible trainees to get information on the practical issues, as well as providing an opportunity to influence JDC policy on future improvements to the scheme. Contact the committee's secretariat on 0171 383 6613 if you'd like to attend.
Bullying and harassment at work are live issues in the health service, particularly for some hospital doctors, which is why these pages carried the piece on the topic only a few months ago, archived in full text with all career focus articles at http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/318/7175/cf-arch.htm. Those with an interest in the issue of harassment should check out http://www.successunlimited.co.uk/. The site is an extensive resource on the law relating to workplace harassment with a rich set of links to relevant organisations.
Finally, a very happy 1999 to you all. In the near distance: articles on working in prisons, psychotherapy, the overseas doctors training scheme, getting a consultant merit award, and one of the biggest ever surveys of the needs of flexible trainees. The ideas for career focus comes from suggestions posted, emailed, telephoned, or whispered in corridors; trawls in the library and conversations with colleagues. All articles are archived in full text at http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/318/7175/cf-arch.htm, but if the information you need isn't there, get in touch… and it soon will be.