BriefingBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.3a (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:S3a-7068
The medical firm is dead, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians, but its strengths should be remembered, not out of “forlorn nostalgia” but in order to preserve them for future. The report suggests a team of two or at most three consultants among six to 10 doctors. Physicians should “accept that they have obligations to employers and should resolve workload discrepancies by reasoned discussions.” The consultant physician: responding to change. Royal College of Physicians, London, November 1996.