Senior hospital doctors issue warning to new government

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 09 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1381
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Senior hospital doctors have warned that with the current resources and staffing levels in the NHS, “quality and quantity is a circle that cannot be squared.”

    Speakers at the BMA's senior staffs conference last week reported their frustration at having to work in outdated hospitals, which were under- resourced and understaffed. Dr Alan Russell, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Bury, criticised the money that was “thrown at” the waiting list initiative with no …

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