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Medical staffing in England


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Medical staffing in England

This report shows current workforce data trends analysis, and how the government can combat the widening gap between medical staff supply and increasing patient need.

This study of the number of doctors per 1,000 people revealed that England averaged 2.8 doctors across primary and secondary care, while the average ratio in comparable EU countries is 3.7. The BMA predicts almost 50,000 more doctors are required to make up for the shortfall and that it could take until 2046 for health services in England to catch up to the average of comparable European nations.