Friday, March 09, 2007

Has your MP signed?

The wave of feeling within the NHS about the changes to medical training is almost palpable. I am delighted to hear that the Government has announced a review of the system and I don’t think there is any shame in admitting that a mistake has been made. The Government enforcing changes in all medical specialty training has spun the system into chaos. It has been the role of the Royal College to decide how to train their juniors, so why change the goal posts now?

To discuss the changes in doctors training an ‘Early Day Motion’ has been tabled stating:
That this House shares the concerns of Remedy UK that poor workforce planning may result in more than 6,000 experienced junior doctors being unemployed in August; deplores the rushed implementation of the Modernising Medical Careers programme, which is resulting in anxiety and disillusionment in the medical community; and calls for an urgent review of the division of training posts to ensure that £1.5 billion worth of medical training is not lost to the NHS.
To find out if you MP signed this motion click here.


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for this michelle

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Hope it was useful and if your MP has not signed - don't forget to write to your MP. Thanks for comments. Michelle