Health Professions: Training

Department of Health written question – answered on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) training places and (b) clinical placements have been funded by Health Education England in each year since 2012.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

Health Education England (HEE) was established in June 2012 as a special health authority and took on its operational functions from April 2013. The table below shows the total number of full time equivalent pre-registration training places that were funded by HEE in each year from 2013/14 to 2015/16.

HEE funded training places

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Medical and dental

36,139

34,189

33,365

Non-medical

78,842

91,963

92,660

Source: Health Education England

The table below shows the total number of clinical placements funded by HEE in 2014/15 and 2015/16. The figures relating to the number of clinical placements funded by HEE in 2013/14 is not held centrally.

Clinical placement population

2014/15

2015/16

Medical and dental

22,102

22,684

Non-Medical

50,699

44,415

Source: Health Education England

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