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Letters The NHS workforce plan

Voluntary sector is missing from the NHS workforce plan

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 12 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2058
  1. Paul Perkins, chief medical director and consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham, UK
  1. paul.perkins{at}

Palmer and Rosen outline the missing pieces in the NHS workforce plan,1 but there is an additional one that is overlooked—the role of the voluntary sector. I work in a Sue Ryder hospice and find it shameful that specialist palliative and end-of-life care only …

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