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Doctors come at a price

James Buchan Professor in the faculty of health and social sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Plans to increase the number of medical student places will have funding implications for nurses in the NHS

A few weeks before the announced increase in nursing student places, the government finally published details about the much-heralded increase in the number of medical students. The total projected addition of 1,500 medical student places – a 25% increase in intake – has implications for nurses and nursing.

Nursing Standard. 32, 8,28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.8.28.s25

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