The Surgical Workforce Report 2010 – Royal College of Surgeons – 27 January 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011. Filed under: Surgery, Workforce | Tags: |

The Surgical Workforce Report 2010 – Royal College of Surgeons – 27 January 2011
Extract from the press release

“Almost three quarters of consultant surgeons who took part in a national survey work more than their contracted hours and seventy per cent report they are expected to undertake elective operations while they are supposed to be on call for emergencies. These are the headline statistics from the first ever comprehensive survey of the surgical workforce published today (Thursday 27th Jan) by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

The Surgical Workforce Report 2010 is the first edition of what will become an annual survey of surgical consultants working practices and is intended to provide the NHS with accurate figures to inform long term planning of the numbers of surgeons required to serve the UK. The report breaks down figures for each of the nine surgical specialties and was produced in collaboration with each of their associations*:”  …continues

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