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    Last autumn I took up my first position in the Yorkshire regional junior doctors’ committee. As a final year gastro reg I hoped to contribute a training lifetime’s worth of experience to improve less than full-time (LTFT) training for all junior doctors in Yorkshire. Personally, I had a bad experience returning to work after maternity leave. I found that my medical firm was not supportive of my decision...
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    • 30 Jan 2019
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