Modernising Medical Careers is a collection of policies to improve the way in which junior doctors are trained and to modernise the Senior House Officer grade. The original principles as set out in Unfinished Business and Modernising Medical Careers aim to do just that and are still valid.
In the main, the implementation of MMC was in line with the original principles. However, the introduction of run-through training, thought by many stakeholders to be a good thing, limited the flexibility inherent in the original principles. The Department is re-introducing flexibility for 2008 and beyond. “