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Nurses 'should fill in' for doctors, bosses say

Nurses, paramedics and pharmacists should be trained to fill in for doctors and help the NHS in England cope with demand, bosses say.

Management body NHS Employers has given the plan the green light after advisers said there were a range of extra tasks they could do with more training.

But unions have warned against using it as a quick fix for problems in the NHS.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 17 May 2016
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