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GPs join mass rally to protest over MTAS

GPs were among about 500 doctors who took part in a mass rally at Parliament this week to lobby MPs about junior doctor training.

The Modernising Medical Careers programme, and in particular the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) online process, has been heavily criticised by the profession, with an estimated 10,000 more applicants than posts.One of those protesting, Dr Angela Jones, a GP in Oxford (pictured with fellow GP Dr Julian Orton), had a meeting with Wantage MP Ed Vaizey on behalf of two affected colleagues.'I'm appalled at the cavalier fashion in which junior doctors are being treated,' she said. 'There should be a substantive career for everyone who is trained.'

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