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Junior doctors warn NHS may lose newly qualified medical staff

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1444
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The NHS is in danger of losing hundreds of newly qualified doctors that it can ill afford to lose if it fails to guarantee the jobs of those trained under the flexible training scheme, junior doctors warned at their conference last week.

    The flexible training scheme, which was set up five years ago to allow some junior doctors to work 40 hours a week rather than 72 hours, is in crisis, the conference heard. Unless emergency measures are implemented to save the scheme, hundreds of doctors will simply leave the health service and find alternative employment. About …

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