Dermatology

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of professional training places for medical graduates wishing to specialise in dermatology; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The number of medical specialty training places that are available each year is set by Health Education England (HEE) and based on their assessment of service gaps and predicted workforce needs.

Data from the HEE National Recruitment Office shows that there has been a 100% fill rate in dermatology specialty training in each of the past six years. The numbers of training places available in each year since 2013, the earliest available data, are shown in the following table.

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total national training numbers

49

46

49

49

46

65

Source: ST3 recruitment website: https://www.st3recruitment.org.uk/specialties/dermatology

Note: Data includes England, Scotland and Wales

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