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Hospitals must use London's appeal to tackle workforce shortages

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.70-b (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:70
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    The NHS in London must exploit the capital's reputation as a dynamic, culturally diverse city, as well as being a leader in healthcare training, if it is to tackle shortages in its workforce, says a report published this week by the King's Fund.

    High staff turnover, the heavy use of temporary staff, and a high level of recruitment from overseas are all characteristics of the capital's healthcare workforce. It urges the NHS in London not to fight or prevent these trends but to think creatively about how best to manage …

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