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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:562
  1. Elizabeth M McEvoy, clinical lecturer in medical education, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry
  1. lizkerfordbyrnes{at}

    In recent months, much has been written about the UK government's efforts to undermine doctors, to reduce us from autonomous professionals to tick-box automatons. With the forced implementation of the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS), the government has begun to succeed. But there are some things that it cannot eradicate, much as it would love to.

    Five years ago June and her husband were both diagnosed with cancer within a year of each other. They both underwent treatment, and June has just been given her five year clean bill of health. Her husband was not so lucky. Three years ago last weekend he died, a …

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