Look deeper into this. These job cuts have nothing to do with financial difficulties or the RAE. To my knowledge this is the 4th restructuring round of job cuts in the Faculty of Medicine in just the last 10 years. This one just happens to be the biggest. Remember the Division of Biomedical Sciences? The process is 'business as usual' for 'Imperial plc' and is work-force engineering plain and simple.
To say "no medics, only scientists" is missing the point. The article is about academics- i.e. teaching and research staff- in medical fields, rather than the loss of clinical posts involved in patient care- but even if you are commenting purely from the viewpoint of patient care (whereas this article is also concerned about impact on medical and research students and the college's research base), the loss of those people involved in training new doctors and investigating new treatments is still a loss.
No. The no medics - only scientists is actually spot on. It shows, as it is well known, that medics are not scientists but only half humanities students. Half, as they are even worse - medics, to be concise.
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