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Renaming junior doctors: five minutes with Scarlett McNally

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 14 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3522


Stephen Bradley: The grade that dare not speak its name

  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The orthopaedic surgeon has been asked by Health Education England to find a new term to replace “junior doctor”

“In the past few years it’s come to light that the term ‘junior doctor’ is considered demeaning by some postgraduate doctors. These doctors have done a huge amount of training and have a lot of skills, and yet patients or relatives will say things such as, ‘I’ve only seen the junior doctor.’

“Health Education England has therefore invited me to lead some …

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