Doctors: Career Structure

Health written question – answered on 21st 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 how many Foundation Year 1 training places there will be in each of the next 10 years; and what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors who will apply for such places in each of the next 10 years.

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

The number of foundation year 1 training places each year depends upon the need for trained doctors in the national health service. Planning assumes that all those successfully completing medical school in England will apply for a place on the Foundation Programme. Current planning should provide sufficient foundation year 1 places to match the output from medical schools in England, plus around 5 per cent. of additional places.

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