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BMA calls for action over rise in consultant vacancies in Scotland

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3030
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Vacancies for NHS consultant posts in Scotland increased by more than 25% in the past year, official figures have shown. BMA Scotland expressed alarm at the figures and warned the Scottish government that it faced a “major recruitment and retention problem” that could threaten services.

The figures, published by Information Services Division Scotland,1 showed that the number of vacant whole time …

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