Medical Students: Non-EU Nationals

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 October (WA 278), how many of the 2,812 medical practitioners admitted to the United Kingdom from non-European Economic Area countries in 2009 have become general practitioners; and what is the annual output of graduates from United Kingdom medical schools.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The number of the 2,812 medical practitioners admitted to the United Kingdom from non-European Economic Area countries in 2009 who have become general practitioners is not available centrally. The latest data available from the Higher Education Funding Council for England show that in the 2008-09 academic year there were 5,684 medical graduates in England.

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