Extra 2600 physicians needed BritainBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.385/b (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:385
- Roger Dobson
Consultant numbers in many specialties need to double if existing quality of care for patients is to be maintained, according to the report of the annual census of the Royal College of Physicians, which covered England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Consultant physicians are working longer hours than they are contracted for, and in many cases are exceeding 48 hours a week, the legal limit set by the …
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