Posts Tagged ‘Recruitment’

Medical students run risk of unemployment

Two per cent of final year medical students will not receive a place on a 2011 Foundation Programme when places are allocated in December. The UK Foundati...

Selecting doctors on an uneven playing field

Figures from the UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show that, from 2002 to 2008, medical students were between 4.5 and 7.2 times (depe...

Legal challenge over juniors’ employment rights

A legal challenge has been issued to the government over decisions it has made which deprive junior doctors of key labour protection rights. Lawyers emplo...

Encouragement will widen professional access

There will be many of you who will approach yet another report about equality and widening access to medicine in the same way that I approach the Peter And...

“Only the wealthy can enter the profession”

Medicine continues to be a closed shop to students from low income families, a BMA report finds. The study, called Equality and diversity in UK medical s...

Record numbers of junior doctor vacancies

Evidence of a worsening junior doctor recruitment crisis following the introduction of the European Working Time Directive has come to light this week.  ...

Shortage of juniors puts rotas under pressure

Juniors’ rotas are under pressure because of ongoing staff shortages, the BMA claims. The BMA junior doctors committee says Department of Health data ...

Lack of staff holding maternity services back

Maternity services are improving but there are still significant barriers to progress, a King’s Fund report claims. Teams reported that the barriers pre...

Taking the drama out of becoming a doctor

My daughter has announced that she wants to be an actress. This is not because of any noticeable acting ability, but entirely due to the fact that she rece...

Lower tuition fees would open up profession

It is a great shame that Alan Milburn decided to attack the medical profession for a mythical brand of elitism in his recent report on social inclusion, ra...

“Apparently even northerners can become doctors now”

So Alan Milburn has popped up again to remind us all what a complete, utter, first-rate, 24-carat arse he is. After a brief stint as the Worst Health Secre...