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All about doctors

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:0

Though unemployment among doctors is common—endemic even—in some countries, it's unusual in Britain because the training of doctors, from undergraduate level onwards, is planned to meet the needs of the NHS. Inevitably such planning goes wrong from time to time, and that's when doctors may become unemployed. A recent miscalculation has led to a glut of specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, so Career Focus this week (classified supplement, has an article on the legal position when a doctor is made redundant. As Judith Firth explains, …

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