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Future medical leaders alienated by government’s handling of NHS, peers told

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6044 (Published 09 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6044
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Potential future medical leaders are becoming demoralised and alienated from the health service as a result of the government’s handling of the NHS in recent times, peers have been told.

Union representatives issued warnings about the level of discontent felt by doctors, nurses, and other parts of the NHS workforce during an evidence session for the House of Lords inquiry into the long term sustainability of the NHS.

During the session, held on 8 November, peers asked workforce experts and union leaders what the current key pressures were.

Mark Porter, chair of the BMA, giving evidence, said that the consequences …

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