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Ireland plans huge boost in consultant numbers

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7291.884/d (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:884
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Irish government has sanctioned talks that could bring the appointment of several hundred more hospital consultants and the opening of outpatient clinics from early morning to late evenings. A blueprint designed to improve patients' access to services, drawn up by a government review panel, the Medical Manpower Forum, will form the basis of the talks, which have been welcomed by the Irish Hospital Consultants' Association.

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