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UK needs an extra 1000 doctors

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7121.1485d (Published 06 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1485
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    British medical schools should increase their intake by 1000 each year to meet the future demands for health care, according to a government committee.

    The Medical Workforce Standing Advisory Committee concluded that a range of measures were needed to deal with the current imbalance between the demand for doctors and the domestic supply. Although the committee looked at ways to improve the retention of doctors, it said …

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