Shortage of academics threatens rise in number of doctors

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1442
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Plans to boost the number of doctors working in the NHS are under threat from a shortage of medical academics at universities in the United Kingdom, the BMA has warned.

    There are currently fewer than 1000 clinical academic doctors working in the health service, and 79 professorships at medical schools are unfilled, representing a quarter of all posts funded by the government's higher education funding council.

    Professor …

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