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Paediatricians warn of staff shortage.

CHILDREN'S DOCTORS have raised fears over patient safety and the ability to deliver sustainable services due to a lack of permanent staff.

More than two-thirds of lead paediatricians said they were either 'moderately' or 'very concerned' about how middle grade consultant services would cope in the next six months, according to a report by the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (RCPCH).

The Rota Vacancies and Compliance Survey found 47.3 per cent of junior (tier one) and middle grade (tier two) consultant vacancies were filled by locums. The vacancy rate was found to be highest in tier two rotas in Northern Ireland and Wales.

More than 20 per cent of vacancies were found on neonatal rotas.

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Date:Nov 1, 2015
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