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Respiratory workforce is in a state of constant crisis, doctors warn

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n497 (Published 18 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n497
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The respiratory workforce has been left in a state of constant crisis by years of underinvestment, doctors have warned.

The British Thoracic Society said that UK respiratory services are so understaffed and under-resourced that they are unable both to deliver routine services and specialist clinics as well as treat patients with acute covid-19 and run …

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