Planning, Gorgeous Planning!

As we know, the training of doctors in the UK is a government monopoly. While they control the medical school numbers only indirectly, they control the number of NHS training posts directly. Thye system is thus planned from the centre:

Three applicants will be fighting it out for every post and in some surgical specialities competition ratios will exceed 20 to one.

This centralised planning thing works really well, doesn\’t it?

2 thoughts on “Planning, Gorgeous Planning!”

  1. Back in the 50s I earned five hundred pound, plus keep, a year as a junior hospital doctor when doctors were in semi shortage. But my – it was a monastic life then.
    Another thought – has medical training been dumbed down somewhat – or where have all these brain boxes come from?

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