UK doctors move towards general practice and flexible working

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1163
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    A surge of interest in general practice and a movement towards flexible working are among the findings of a 10 year study of UK doctors' careers. The study also notes the rise of the so called portfolio career, in which doctors dip among job types and specialties.

    The BMA's cohort study, which was set up to monitor the career progression of almost 600 doctors who qualified in 1995, came to an end last week. As well as chronicling the frustrations experienced by the average trainee doctor, …

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