Shortfall of 50,000 doctors may overwhelm NHS in winter, BMA warns

Number of medics in England fell further behind comparable EU countries over summer, as more consider quitting due to burnout

The NHS may be unable to cope this winter because of a “frightening” shortfall of more than 50,000 doctors, the head of the British Medical Association has warned.

, Shortfall of 50,000 doctors may overwhelm NHS in winter, BMA warns, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The number of medics in England has fallen further behind comparable European countries over the summer, ahead of what is predicted to be one of the worst winters in the 73-year history of the health service, Dr Chaand Nagpaul said.

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