Tuesday 6 March 2007

Government Review of MTAS

A review of the whole MTAS system has been announced today.

Read the full story on Surgeons Net

The shadow Shadow Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has said:

"The Government has waited until thousands of junior doctors were in
despair about their career before they understood the need for
action. They have badly mishandled the recruitment process."

"We called for the process to take account of the large number of
junior doctors requiring posts this year. The Government clearly
failed to do so even though they promised sufficient places last year."

"This review must now be rapid. It must consider whether additional
training places should be provided and it must allow for thousands of
junior doctors from the UK who have not received first round"
interviews to be considered afresh in the second round.

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