Millions will face surgery delays unless anaesthetic workforce grows, college warnsBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4579 (Published 24 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4579
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
The Royal College of Anaesthetists has urged the government to invest in increasing the number of anaesthetic trainees, after a workforce census found vacancies in most hospitals.
The college gathered data from 145 NHS trusts in England, five trusts in Northern Ireland, 15 health boards in Scotland, and six boards in Wales, with an overall response rate of 97%.1
A report on the census findings said that 90% of anaesthesia …