MPs point to “inappropriate governance, management and communication by the Department of Health” as root causes of “inept” handling of junior doctors recruitment

According to a BBC report today, “The handling of the junior doctors recruitment crisis last year by the government was inept, MPs say.

The House of Commons’ health committee said the government had provided “inadequate leadership” amid the chaos which saw medics take to the streets.

The cross-party group of MPs said there had been inappropriate governance, management and communication by the Department of Health, while chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson had failed to take responsibility despite being the architect of the reforms.

But they also blamed doctors, saying they were more concerned with factional interests than the common good.

The government said it would consider the findings and pointed out it had already apologised for the problems.”

 

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