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Letters Retired consultants as a resource

Revalidation prevents consultants returning to clinical practice

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6917 (Published 13 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6917
  1. Adam Magos, consultant gynaecologist
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. adam.magos{at}gmail.com

Sinha says that calling on retired and retiring consultants could ease the shortage of doctors in the NHS.1 Unfortunately, these consultants are unlikely to want to return to clinical practice, whatever the enticement. …

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