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Letters GMC and independent training review

Further concerns about the Shape of Training proposals

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 16 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3219
  1. Vimal J Gokani, past president1,
  2. Philip J McElnay, honorary secretary1,
  3. Andrew J Beamish, past president1,
  4. Rhiannon L Harries, president1
  5. on behalf of the Association of Surgeons in Training
  1. 1Association of Surgeons in Training, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, UK
  1. president{at}

We would like to add our concerns to those of Dean regarding the recommendations made by Greenaway.1 Of primary concern is that the review risks introducing a subconsultant grade, which would be detrimental to patient care and the NHS.

We would also urge caution that levels of competence should not be reduced nor …

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