Doctors’ leaders suggest cutting medical school places by 5% in Scotland to save money

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 12 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6472
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Doctors across Scotland are being asked to identify where money is being wasted in local services to help deliver savings that have the least impact on patient care.

An email address has been set up by the British Medical Association in Scotland ( to gather information from doctors of local examples of wasteful spending. The evidence will then be presented to politicians.

The initiative comes as the BMA launched its manifesto for next year’s Scottish Parliament elections, which identifies one potential saving that may prove controversial. It calls on politicians to …

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