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New postgraduate education body welcomed

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:66
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA's annual representative meeting last week welcomed the proposal to establish the Medical Education Standards Board.

    In December 2001 the Department of Health made fundamental changes to the way that postgraduate medical education was organised. It established the board as the “competent authority” to agree and monitor standards of education across the United Kingdom.

    Dr Paul Miller, a consultant psychiatrist in Sunderland, called for support for a motion welcoming the board, because the board would end the monopolistic conflicts of interest …

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