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Health department made no plans for future training of 1500 extra medical students, BMJ finds

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1087 (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1087
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The Department of Health and Social Care did not consult the body in charge of foundation training before it announced the creation of 1500 extra medical school places in England, The BMJ has found.

A freedom of information request sent by The BMJ revealed that the department had no correspondence with the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) in 2016 or 2017 about “plans to examine, review, or …

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