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BMA annual meeting: UK government must act to avert future medical workforce crises, says BMA

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 26 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3098
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Bournemouth on Monday 26 June voted in favour of a motion demanding that the UK government should take action to bolster the workforce. As part of this work it should review its shortage occupation list and invest in particular medical specialties at risk of shortages, the motion said.

The shortage occupation list is an official list of occupations for which there are not enough UK workers to fill vacancies. …

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