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UK obstetricians face redundancy

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:688
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Over 350 obstetricians and gynaecologists could be made redundant by the NHS because of changes in hospital training and the lack of manpower planning. This would waste up to £35m ($56m) spent on their training.

    The BMA has warned that by May 2001 there will be an additional 500 specialists with the certificate of completion of specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology to fill an estimated 50 consultant posts a year. At …

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