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Workforce: leaders urge NHS to publish delayed plan as soon as possible

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 04 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m464
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The NHS should release a full and costed version of its long promised workforce plan as soon as possible or risk undermining efforts to boost doctor numbers, medical leaders have urged.

The interim people plan for the NHS in England was released last June,1 and a full plan with more detailed funding and policy commitments was promised by the end of 2019, after the government’s spending review.

The plan has since been delayed, although the NHS said in its …

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