Doctors: Recruitment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd November 2021.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to meet the long-term need for sustainable numbers of doctors within the NHS.

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We have commissioned Health Education England to develop a 15 year forward view of National Health Service workforce requirements. The report is expected to be published in spring 2022.

We have funded an additional 1,500 undergraduate medical school places each year for domestic students in England. This expansion was completed in September 2020 and has delivered five new medical schools in England.

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