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NHS estate is in dire condition and harming patient care, BMA report warns

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 06 December 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2940
  1. Zainab Hussain
  1. The BMJ

Crumbling and outdated buildings in need of repair and modernisation are hindering doctors from providing safe, quality care to patients, according to a BMA report.1

The report, based on research and feedback from doctors, details the findings from a survey of almost 500 BMA members. Some 38% of respondents said that the condition of their workplace is poor or very poor, while 43% said that the condition of their workplace has a negative impact on patient care. The backlog in healthcare services’ maintenance in the UK has reached an estimated £13.8bn, the BMA estimated, while the entire capital budget for the UK …

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