During the pandemic, virtual triage and consultations have sped up treatments and reduced the number of unnecessary in-person interactions.
By Joe Pinkstone, Science Correspondent
More than half of trainees (56 per cent) working for the NHS are considering only working part-time hours, according to figures released by a royal college.
A fifth of doctors already work part-time and this trend looks likely to increase in popularity, according to a survey from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
It also revealed that more than a quarter of senior consultant physicians are expected to retire in the next three years, with many expected to depart in the next 18 months.
The findings have caused alarm that an already substantial NHS staffing crisis is only going to worsen as the UK moves into a post-Covid-19 world.
The data comes from an RCP poll of 1,523 medics commissioned to celebrate the 73rd birthday of the NHS.
Virtual triage and consultations
More than 60 per cent – rising to 72 pe...
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