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Juniors missing out on training

I'm writing about Dr Phil Peverley's piece on underqualified hospital doctors.

This is the sad state which juniors like myself in hospitals are so tired of. But consultants so often prefer spending time training nurses to assist them as they stay for years.

That seems more useful to them than all the effort in training a foundation doctor when, after four months, a new one arrives and they have to start again. I presume the consultants will emigrate on retirement to somewhere that has competent doctors - because despite the efforts of junior doctors, we are not being allowed to learn and become competent consultants ourselves.

Dr Alistair Gummow, Radiology SpR, Manchester

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