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Doctors should be able to pursue joint career in medicine and management, report says

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1095
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

A new career pathway that lets doctors straddle the worlds of clinical medicine and management in the NHS is needed to allow doctors’ careers to flourish in today’s healthcare system, a new report says.

The role of doctors is changing, states the report from the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund and the Royal College of Physicians, and other health professionals are taking responsibility from doctors for managing some aspects of patients’ care.

Consultations about the meaning of medical professionalism with more than 400 doctors at 10 events in England …

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