BMA promises more posts


BMA promises more posts
The British Medical Association (BMA) has promised that there will be more posts to come following the announcement of 200 extra long-term specialist training opportunities.

Health secretary Patricia Hewitt announced the additional posts, with more training opportunities for doctors who meet the requirements but are edged out by the limited places.

Dr Jo Hilborne, chairman of the BMA junior doctors committee, welcomed Ms Hewitt's announcement and said that the body intends to see that the promises are kept.

"We need to know that there will be more opportunities to get into long-term training in years to come and increased flexibility to move between specialties and regions," she added.

Dr Hilborne concluded that non-training posts currently being offered will continue to force some doctors overseas in order to further their careers.

The Medical Training Application Service, commonly known as MTas, was designed to handle the recruitment process but has recently come under fire as some doctors are unable to find positions.

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