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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7146.3a (Published 06 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:S3a-7146

The elaborate overlapping complexity of bodies involved in deciding how many doctors there are, and how they must work, means that just attempting a description is a major undertaking. The General Medical Services Committee of the BMA is to be congratulated on its Report on Medical Workforce Planning which runs to 35 pages and 16 appendices.

If you want to understand how such matters as the supply of senior house officers, overseas doctors, and specialist registrars are controlled, this is a very good starting point.

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