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Doctors as leaders: be honest about continued underfunding

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 30 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1212
  1. John Puntis, consultant paediatrician
  1. Leeds LS8 1DW, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recognises that the past decade has been difficult for healthcare with “insufficient resources, increased demand, and damage by the wrong drivers.” It suggests that “recognition of these issues alongside an increased funding package provides an opportunity for change. Workforce issues are now being taken seriously” and there is “a move from competition to collaboration.” …

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