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A new plan for the future of the hospital system

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1434
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    After a two year consultative process, the Republic of Ireland's “medical manpower” forum has come up with a new plan for the future of the country's hospital system. A significant increase in the number of consultants over the next five years is planned, as well as a reduction in the number of junior doctors.

    The 50 page report—from a panel of representatives from the main medical organisations, health board officials, and hospital managers—says that the current balance between …

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