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Gaps in paediatric rotas mean that GPs must do more in community, says royal college

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4646 (Published 27 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4646
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Gaps in paediatric rotas mean that general practitioners need to deliver more child health services in the community, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has said.

The RCPCH’s Rota Vacancies and Compliance Survey1 was sent to the 214 clinical directors and clinical leads responsible for all UK units that provide general paediatric inpatient and neonatal services. It received 157 responses, a response rate of 73%.

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