“Golden hellos” are needed to attract GPs to Wales, says commissionBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.184/b (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:184
- Roger Dobson
High rates of prescribing, an ageing workforce of GPs, a shortage of consultants, and long hospital waiting times are among the issues facing the NHS in Wales, according to a new Audit Commission report.
The report says that waiting times for inpatient admission are longer in Wales than elsewhere in the United Kingdom. At the end of last year 21% of people who were waiting for ordinary inpatient admissions in Wales had waited for over a year, compared with 5% in England. The report points out too that almost one in four patients who need major heart surgery in …