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BMA urges more career flexibility and better occupational support to fight workforce crisis

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 21 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4381
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Doctors’ career flexibility must be increased, such as more options to work part time, and their health and wellbeing services improved to stop the staff shortage worsening, the BMA has said in a new briefing on the state of medical recruitment.1

To tackle what it described as a workforce crisis in medicine, the BMA also said that after Brexit the immigration system should enable the UK to recruit and retain the numbers of doctors it required if it couldn’t find enough in the country.

The BMA has gathered figures …

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