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Drastic action is needed to reverse falling GP numbers, says RCGP

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 28 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6751

Rapid Response:

Great doctor and nurse shortages are registered and projected in all OECD Countries.

In the year 2030, across 32 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Countries there will be a shortage of nearly 400,000 medical doctors, and across only 23 OECD Countries a shortage of 2,500,000 nurses is projected.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 December 2019
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece