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What becomes of junior doctors in non-training positions?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:619
  1. Ian Ramnarine, cardiac surgical research fellow (
  1. Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GE

    EDITOR—There is an increase in the number of vacancies advertised for non-training positions for junior doctors variously classified as clinical fellows, trust doctors, etc. Increasing staffing is just one strategy used by NHS trusts to reduce junior doctors' working hours.

    My questions are: Who fills these vacancies? What becomes of them? …

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