The BBC discussed the budget yesterday, and Lineker, and anything but the fact that the NHS has reached the point where junior doctors are paid less than people in Pret
The line comes from:
Junior doctors paid lower hourly rate than workers to get at Pret
Those are not, in fact, junior doctors. Those are trainee doctors.
There are two national pay scales which doctors in training in England may be paid under depending on their contract of employment.
These are people three minutes out from their undergraduate degree.
Before you become a UK doctor you first have to obtain a degree in medicine from a medical school whose medical degrees we accept. Courses normally last five years, or four years for a graduate entry programme. They involve basic medical sciences as well as clinical training on the wards.
After graduation, you’ll enter the two-year Foundation Programme. You’ll be provisionally registered with a licence to practise while completing the first year. Full registration is awarded when you’ve completed year one.
They’re provisional doctors, with an L-plate……