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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.3a (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:S3a-7069

‘Wastage’ is human resources speak for trained workers who leave an organisation; rates for women doctors in the NHS are as high as 25%, with men not far behind at 18%. According to a new report, this colossal waste of resources could be stemmed with some simple, inexpensive solutions. Recruiting and retaining junior doctors argues that the seller's market for junior doctors' posts means that trusts must improve training, address comfort factors and set up systems that identify the needs and concerns of junior doctors, all supervised by senior managers. Recruiting and retaining junior doctors, Pay and Workforce Research (Publications), Harrogate, HG1 1DY, priced £65.

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