Fast-acting reforms are needed to future-proof the nation’s clinical workforce

Mark Tovey writes for City AM

While shortages of PPE and ventilators have been at the top of the agenda during this pandemic, this has “masked a far more intractable problem: the global shortage of doctors”, writes Mark Tovey, researcher and author of IEA report ‘Is there a doctor in the house?’

Writing for City AM, Mark argues that in order to avoid a catastrophic shortage of doctors, the UK must make three key reforms including: granting more NHS professionals the power to prescribe medications; opening up the NHS to graduates from similar, non-medical fields; and finally, allowing NHS Trusts to set their own wages.

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