Emergency medicine consultants – workforce recommendations [UK] – April 2010

Posted on May 19, 2010. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Workforce | Tags: |

Emergency medicine consultants – workforce recommendations [UK] – April 2010

The College recommendations to expand the Emergency Medicine Consultant workforce are available here.

“The principal focus is to inform Acute Trusts, SHAs, commissioners et al of the urgent need to expand Emergency Medicine (EM) Consultant numbers and highlight the wide-ranging benefits.

The evidence quoted provides compelling support for the investment required and the dividends resulting – including patient safety, quality of care, productivity and crucially in the present financial climate, the affordability agenda from bed days saved, focused use of diagnostics (particularly imaging) and the expensive legal consequences of unsafe discharges. The current number of EM Consultants is woefully inadequate and the comparison with other specialties is telling.”  … continues

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