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NHS could reach 'breaking point' soon

10th December 2010

A study from the Royal College of Physicians has suggested that the NHS could reach “breaking point” within the next few years due to increasing demands on the service.

Senior doctors fear that financial pressures may mean junior doctors are not given training posts within the NHS and the overall number of places at medical school could drop at a time that extra burdens are being placed on the health service. Specialties dedicated to looking after very ill people are facing particular strain, say the RCP.

 

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Article Information

Title: NHS could reach 'breaking point' soon
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16992
Date Added: 10th Dec 2010

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