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Covid-19: trainees will not move jobs in April

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1088 (Published 17 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1088

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  1. Abi Rimmer
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Postgraduate trainees will not rotate to new roles on 1 April as previously planned because of the covid-19 pandemic, training organisations have announced.

A joint letter to trainees from the four UK training bodies and the General Medical Council said that postgraduate medical trainees would make a major contribution to the NHS during the covid-19 pandemic. It said that the next planned rotation of postgraduate medical trainees would involve over 20 000 doctors across the UK at a time when the NHS would be facing an increasing burden due to covid-19.

“It has therefore been decided that all planned rotations …

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