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General Practitioners: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department plans to allocate in 2020 to support expanding training places in general practice.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional GP training places his Department plans to create in 2020.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In 2019/20, Health Education England (HEE) advertised 3,250 general practitioner (GP) training posts and recruited 3,540 GP trainees.

From 2020/21 HEE is planning on advertising to recruit to 3,500 GP training posts.

Discussions around the funding for training places in general practice for 2020/21 are ongoing with HEE and will be confirmed shortly.

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