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Funding cut for deaneries could result in fewer junior doctors, conference told

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1114
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    Severe cuts in medical deaneries' funding next year could lead to a 10% drop in the number of junior doctors, a conference on careers in academic medicine was warned this week.

    Professor Stephen Field, the postgraduate dean at West Midlands Deanery, told delegates at the Royal College of Physicians that deaneries across England were facing a 10% cut in funding in 2006-7.

    “The next few years are going to be very difficult,” he said. “Deaneries are under threat and may disappear in name.” His own deanery was set to lose its name in the next four weeks …

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