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London hospitals face A&E staff shortages

Hospitals across England are facing staff shortages in A&E departments, with the most acute shortages in London.

A health trust in east London said nearly half its posts for doctors and nurses were unfilled because "it's so difficult to attract permanent staff".

Dorothy Hosein from Barking, Dagenham & Redbridge NHS Trust said it struggled with full-time posts.

Mike Farrar from the NHS Confederation said trusts had to plan now for the increase in demand on services in the winter.

  • 09 Sep 2013
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