Old age psychiatry MAC report March 2009

WRT analysis indicates that there is evidenced room for growth in old age psychiatry medical posts that are not training posts over the next five years. Workload is increasing, with an anticipated increase in demand from an ageing demographic and the introduction of a national dementia strategy. WRT modelling indicates there will be only a limited increase in future supply of trained specialists in the short term. This report concludes that in the short-medium term the use of overseas recruitment is a sensible mechanism for alleviating shortages within the profession

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