Doctors: Manpower

Health written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of doctors of each specialty and grade there will be in the NHS in each of the next 10 years.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The numbers of doctors that the national health service requires each year is a matter for determination by local NHS organisations, as they are best placed to assess the health needs of their local health community.

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