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New scheme for staff shortages

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3880
  1. Peter N Trewby, consultant physician1
  1. 1Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington DL3 6HX

    Rather than use locums,1 hospital trusts could establish “trust posts” and use the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme to fill them.2 The savings on locum costs would more than fund the salaries of the additional doctors.

    The MTI scheme was established in 2009 to provide well qualified enthusiastic overseas doctors to work and train …

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