Monday, January 7, 2008

Ex-minister in new row with junior doctors

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Last Updated: 1:28am GMT 07/01/2008

Hundreds of junior doctors are doubling up on jobs and wasting millions of pounds in wages after a promise made by Patricia Hewitt, the former health secretary, backfired.
As the junior doctor recruitment system collapsed in chaos last summer Mrs Hewitt said any doctor currently working in the NHS could continue in their job until the end of the year.
But these doctors have been displaced by new trainees who were recruited into the posts that were supposed to have been made vacant.;jsessionid=WPRLYY5FYFBL5QFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2008/01/07/ndocs107.xml

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