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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3-7221
  • Changes in the recruitment of GP registrars will be mean that training practices can no longer independently advertise for a registrar. The change comes as a result of the decision to include the funding for registrars in the Medical and Dental Education Levy (MADEL) administered by the postgraduate deans, rather than the General Medical Services budget as at present. The directors of postgraduate general practice education will be involved in the decision appoint every GP registrar, though it is intended that “both GP trainers and registrars have maximum choice.” The changes will allow new flexibilities including “training on the basis of educational need,” presumably a new euphemism for additional training required of a registrar after failure of any part of the summative assessment procedures.