Junior Doctors

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on employing junior doctors in each of the last five years; and how many junior doctors were employed in each of those years.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The figures are:

Financial year

Substantive junior doctor paybill

Average number of full-time-equivalent junior doctors over the year

2014/15

£3.1 billon

53,000

2013/14

£3 billion

52,500

2012/13

£3 billion

52,000

2011/12

£3 billion

51,500

2010/11

£3 billion

51,000

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