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Surgeons' college launches campaign to save research

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7219.1221 (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1221
  1. Katherine Burke
  1. London

    The Royal College of Surgeons of England is launching a campaign to save surgical research after learning that up to one in five university chairs of surgery across the United Kingdom are currently vacant.

    The college is calling for research councils to view grant applications from surgeons more favourably and to put money aside specifically for fellowships for the profession. The government should also provide more funding to university departments of surgery instead of giving the lion's share of money to the more fashionable area of biomedical sciences, the college says.

    According to college estimates, at …

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