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NHS consultants are sent on tick-box training courses 'a child could do' as ... trends now

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NHS consultants are being made to complete tick-box training 'an eight-year-old could do' while patients languish on waiting lists, MPs have heard.

NHS leaders were grilled on why staff in times of crisis are being sent on mandatory training courses, such as on computer and fire safety.

Dr Caroline Johnson, an MP who was a health minister during Liz Truss's brief premiership, said she has had to do 29 mandatory training programmes – some annually.

At yesterday's Commons health committee meeting, the consultant paediatrician questioned whether this was a good use of her time when the waiting list had reached 7.7million.

NHS consultants are being made to complete tick-box training 'an eight-year-old could do' while patients languish on waiting lists, MPs have heard (File image)

NHS consultants are being made to complete tick-box training 'an eight-year-old could do' while patients languish on waiting lists, MPs have heard (File image)

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