NHS “heading for buffers”

Thousands of doctors in training could be forced to move abroad because there will be no jobs for them when they qualify, the head of the British Medical Association said on Thursday.

“It costs around 250,000 pounds to train a doctor plus many more years of specialist training,” said BMA Chairman James Johnson.

But he said poor staff planning meant that in three years there would be too many doctors and not enough funding to pay for them.

He said the looming staffing crisis had left the NHS “heading for the buffers”.

“If juniors cannot secure suitable jobs in the future within the NHS they may look overseas for employment. What a disastrous waste of public money.”

NHS “heading for buffers” over doctor numbers | Top News | Reuters.co.uk

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