Hewitt apologises over medical training problems - Guardian
The health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, yesterday apologised "unreservedly" to doctors for the recent chaos over medical training and announced an independent review will be established to take forward the government's policy.
"Ms Hewitt said the review would "clarify and strengthen" the principles of the beleaguered Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) programme and ensure that necessary changes were made in the future.
She insisted the government now had "the right way forward" and that applicants could be "confident that they will be treated fairly".
Earlier this month an agreement was reached between the British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal Colleges and the government on the best way out of the crisis over training."
An unreserved apology from Ms Hewitt. - That's a welcome change...(o: