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It’s the workforce, stupid: five minutes with . . .Mark Britnell

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 15 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6555
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The chairman of KPMG Global Health and former NHS hospital boss outlines his blueprint for solving the healthcare workforce crisis

“I consider the workforce challenge to be the greatest crisis that healthcare faces globally. Quite simply, there is too much work and too few workers. This crisis is as large as anything we’ve ever faced in healthcare. This problem and its solution will take at least a decade, possibly a generation, to fix.

“How many times have you heard politicians around the world tell us about their love for healthcare staff but fail to provide …

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