Letters MTAS

Response from the BMA

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39252.476875.BE (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1288
  1. Sam Everington, acting chairman, BMA Council,
  2. Jonathan Fielden, chairman, CCSC,
  3. Michael Rees, chairman, MASC,
  4. Jo Hilborne, chairman, JDC,
  5. Hamish Meldrum, chairman, GPC,
  6. Chris Spencer-Jones, chairman, CPHMCH
  1. BMA, London WC1H 9JP

    The MTAS debacle is the worst insult visited on the profession by any government in many years.1 The priority now is to get as fair and transparent a solution as possible, which minimises further damage while also protecting patients.

    The BMA can and will support the estimated 18 000 applicants now left hunting for jobs in round 2. We have achieved a small number of extra posts to increase the chances in some of the most competitive areas, but we will lobby the government to find some more. These must be …

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