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What’s in a name?
  1. Nick Jenkins,
  2. Rosie Furse,
  3. David Potts,
  4. Simon Smith
  1. Buckinghamshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr N Jenkins
 Buckinghamshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust, High Wycombe, HP11 2TT, UK; n.jenkins{at}

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Over the decades, the development of our speciality has been reflected in the changes to the name of our working environment.1 The debate has been reignited recently by the change in name of the College and by the fact that the Department of Health has changed the name of the speciality on Certificates of Completion of Training.2 A survey conducted by the college last year received replies from 52 departments, of which 23 had changed their name to …

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