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Insecurity about progression is an added stress for senior house officers

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:534
  1. Charles S B Galasko, Chairman, training board,
  2. Barry Jackson, President
  1. Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2A 3PN

    EDITOR—In their editorial Firth-Cozens and Moss covered some of the factors causing stress among junior doctors.1 However, they did not include what is probably the most important cause of stress among many senior house officers in some of the more popular disciplines—that is, insecurity about progression. Unfortunately, the government did not increase the number …

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