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Welsh health board name change may help recruit doctors

Changing the names of some of Wales' health boards might help solve a shortage of junior doctors.

That is the view of the man in charge of training, with 400 places unfilled.

Prof Derek Gallen believes a perception of Wales is a problem, with junior doctors knowing Cardiff but not sure where Hywel Dda or Betsi Cadwaladr health boards are.

But Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething disagreed, saying changing health boards' names was not the solution to attracting junior medics.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales
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