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It is high time that management training is made formal and part of
the training programme for junior doctors .This is because the NHS being
'run by managers' concept is now a well known fact.Clinicians have found
themselves underrepresentated during key decisions made regarding funding
and management of healthcare in their trusts. This has led to an air of
discontent and a feeling of hostility towards the managers who in their
own way are thinking of reducing the costs in health services.However
these cuts are not necessarily in the best interests of patients as from
the clinical point of view giving the best care to the patient is not
Management experience is now a requirement for Specialist registrar posts
as has been research. A formal training incorporated in the junior doctors
training programme will certainly prepare them to take on managerial
responsiblities along with their clinical work as consultants and it won't
be long before we will have 'Medical Managers'in the best interests of all
because only doctors know what is best for their patients!