Thursday, May 17, 2007

Doctors appointment website suspended

I am relieved that the controversial computor system for junior doctors to apply online for training posts as been suspended for the second phase of the process.

The system for appointing doctors to training posts has been going wrong in a big way for some time: at last, far too late, the government has realised they cannot just pretend it is working. Let's hope the issue is addressed with the urgency it deserves.

This matters to hospitals like the West Cumberland. Recruiting and retaining the best up-and-coming medical staff is vital to our fight to keep a good range of top-class services. We cannot afford the kind of train-wreck which has been developing with doctor training and appointments.


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