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Most hospital doctors experienced staff shortages last winter, says RCP

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 14 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2206
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Four fifths of secondary care doctors said their teams experienced staff shortages last winter, a survey conducted by the Royal College of Physicians has found.

The college sent a survey to 19 358 fellows and members in the UK, including trainees, consultants, and specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors, between 3 and 10 April and received 1449 responses (7% response rate).1 It asked doctors what problems they had noticed in their …

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