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Quarter of consultant psychiatric posts in Wales are vacant

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.866-c (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:866
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Mental health services for adults in Wales are in danger of not meeting key standards and targets set by the Welsh Assembly, a report has said. At the time the services were reviewed by the Wales Audit Office, 26% of general adult psychiatry consultant posts were vacant, and trusts were taking a considerable amount of time to fill them—as many as four years in a few cases. In three trusts the number of vacancies was more than 40%.

    The audit office's report also warns that mental health …

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