Thousands of young doctors have been left without jobs because a new NHS training system has gone “disastrously wrong”, it was disclosed yesterday.
Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt is preparing for further NHS closures
As much as £2 billion has been spent on the training of up to 8,000 doctors who find themselves without a new job under a Government initiative.
Such is the fury at the scheme, called Modernising Medical Careers (MMC), that doctors have renamed it “Massive Medical Cull”.
It costs £250,000 to train a doctor and the “shambles” is said to be blighting the careers of dedicated young men and women who may now leave the NHS. Many are also saddled with debts of more than £40,000 after funding their training.
Doctors’ training system ‘a shambles’