Magazine article Public Finance

BMA Calls for Inquiry into Junior Doctors Training Fiasco

Magazine article Public Finance

BMA Calls for Inquiry into Junior Doctors Training Fiasco

Article excerpt

Doctors' leaders have asked the National Audit Office to conduct a full, independent inquiry into the costs of the government's troubled medical training reforms this year.

In a letter to the NAO, released on September 6, the British Medical Associations Junior Doctors' Committee says that the fiasco is likely to have resulted in many hidden costs to the taxpayer. This is in addition to the £1.9m paid out to the information technology company that set up the failed Medical Training Application Service online recruitment system.

Dr Andrew Rowland, vice-chair of the committee, said the payout to the IT firm was just the tip of the iceberg.

The continuing use of the failed IT system to collect data and the extra interviews that had to be arranged will all have had an impact on the public purse, the BMA believes. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.