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UK doctors in New Zealand stay for job satisfaction and lifestyle

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 26 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e671
  1. Helen Jaques, news reporter
  1. 1BMJ Careers
  1. hjaques{at}

Doctors who trained in the United Kingdom but have chosen to work in New Zealand often stay in their adopted country because of higher levels of job satisfaction and a preference for the lifestyle, a study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has reported (2012;105:25-34, doi:10.1258/jrsm.2011.110146).

Almost nine in 10 (89%) of the 282 UK trained doctors living in New Zealand who responded to the authors’ survey said …

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