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Workforce briefing: winter 2018

 

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Workforce briefing: winter 2018

A briefing from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warns that patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of doctors as the usual seasonal pressures combine with a rise in children’s emergency admissions to place unprecedented demand on services.

It highlights some of the key findings from the college's workforce census 2017 and provides recommendations for the future of the paediatric and child health workforce.