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Consultants need flexibility in their careers

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:936
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Hospital consultants need to be offered the flexibility to develop their career in line with their interests to prevent them from leaving the profession early, burning out, or getting bored, says a report out this week.

    The report has called on the NHS, royal colleges, and faculties to provide careers advice for consultants, many of whom are dissatisfied with their workload, pressures, and increasing responsibilities.

    With better career structure and possibilities of retraining, consultants will be able to avoid becoming overstressed or bored by taking breaks from clinical practice to concentrate …

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