One in four trainee doctors have concerns about their NHS career, study shows

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 18 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:114
  1. Sally Hargreaves
  1. 1London

    Specialist trainee doctors in England are worried about the effect on their job prospects of government plans to treat more patients outside hospital, concludes research published this week.

    Ongoing NHS reforms will see a shift in healthcare delivery into the community and a reduction in the need for hospital based specialists, says the report in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (, doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2006.054320). “For many trainees both the immediate and long term uncertainty generated by these changes have caused alarm,” say the study's authors, from the Leicester General Hospital.

    The researchers approached specialist …

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