Increase in consultants is not enough

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:319

The government's announcement last week that the number of hospital consultants in England has risen by 19% over five years has been criticised as too little too late.

Health minister Gerald Malone released figures recently showing that in 1995 there were 2880 more hospital consultants than there were in 1990, an average growth of …

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