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Why don’t we train more doctors than we need?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3612
  1. Abi Rimmer, BMJ Careers
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With general practices and commissioners struggling to recruit GPs, questions are being raised about why the UK does not increase the number of doctors it trains. Abi Rimmer investigates


  • Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ’s policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

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