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New training needs for doctors

16th January 2007

10052006_consultant1.jpgThe next generation of specialist doctors face an uncertain future, after a survey of trainees revealed many were concerned by government reforms.

The survey by the British Medical Association revealed widespread anxiety over training, career development and job security caused by widespread NHS changes.

One in four specialist trainee doctors expressed worries over how plans to treat more patients in the community would impact on their training, which usually takes place exclusively within hospitals.

Published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, the research raises questions over whether junior doctors should no longer spend all their time training in hospitals, if patients were being treated in GP surgeries or at home.

The BMA junior doctors' committee called for a rethink on training the next generation of specialists to provide appropriate care in the right setting.

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