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Anaesthetist training: UK “must double numbers” to combat NHS waiting lists

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 09 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1476
  1. Clara Munro
  1. The BMJ

Anaesthetic training places must be doubled to enable the NHS to deal with the huge backlog of surgical procedures created by the covid pandemic, the Association of Anaesthetists has said.

In open letters to the UK’s four health secretaries,1 the association called for the number of higher specialty training posts (ST3) in anaesthetics to be doubled in 2021, from around 350 to 700, and to remain at that level for two subsequent …

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