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Nurse shortage threatens UK care

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7167.1176a (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1176
  1. Louise McKee
  1. Cambridge

    The escalating crisis in the recruitment of nurses in Britain is threatening to undermine doctors' ability to deliver high standards of clinical care on hospital wards, warned the BMA after a survey of nurses confirmed theshortage of experienced staff.

    Dr Peter Hawker, chairman of the BMA's Central Consultants and Specialists Committee, argued that unless the government tackled the current nursing recruitment crisis–the …

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