Medicine: Education

Treasury written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health and Social Care on funding for additional domestic medical student places.

Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of funding additional domestic medical student places to meet NHS demand.

Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to ensure the UK has the ability to train sufficient numbers of medical students for the NHS workforce.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government is delivering on its commitment to roll out an extra 1,500 medical school places. Around 630 have taken up places on medical courses in September 2018, bringing the total intake for 2018/19 to 6,701 - the highest on record. A further 690 will be available to students in 2019/20 and the remaining 180 places will be available in 2020/21.

The NHS has established a national workforce group, which will look at the future medical workforce as part of delivering on the workforce aims set out in the Long-Term Plan. The NHS will publish a detailed workforce implementation plan in the Spring.

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