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“Golden hellos” are needed to attract GPs to Wales, says commission

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:184
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    High rates of prescribing, an ageing workforce of GPs, a shortage of consultants, and long hospital waiting times are among the issues facing the NHS in Wales, according to a new Audit Commission report.

    The report says that waiting times for inpatient admission are longer in Wales than elsewhere in the United Kingdom. At the end of last year 21% of people who were waiting for ordinary inpatient admissions in Wales had waited for over a year, compared with 5% in England. The report points out too that almost one in four patients who need major heart surgery in …

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