The issue of medical education and SIFTR Special Incentive forTeaching and Research within the framework of the internal market andthe purchaser provider separation is discussed. It is proposed thatmedical education be treated in the same way as the rest of the NHS andthat resources follow medical students. The problems of concentratingmedical student teaching within teaching hospitals and theresulting injustices arising from SIFTR are explored. It is proposedthat in order to improve medical education some academic staffconcentrate on teaching rather than research, that their performanceindicators are similarly related and that SIFTR is abolished and themoney distributed more equitably.
Journal of Management in Medicine – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1991