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


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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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