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No time to train the surgeons: Medical profession must re-establish its independence from government

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1133
  1. Alan M Leaman, consultant in accident and emergency medicine (
  1. Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7DP

    EDITOR—Chikwe et al's description of surgical training in the United Kingdom is a damning indictment of the politicians and medical leaders whose decisions have resulted in the present shambles.1 The content and duration of surgical training should hav been solely the responsibility of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons. …

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