John Coakley: what are the future challenges for the hospital workforce?

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John Coakley

John Coakley, Medical Director, Homerton Hospital NHS Trust, believes one of the main challenges for the hospital workforce is dealing with the chaotic work patterns and long hours seen in A&E and intensive care units. By training people to be comfortable delivering more treatment in the home, he believes we could reduce demand in hospitals, particularly for older people.

John Coakley: Time to think differently

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