Medicine: Higher Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27 January 2023.

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Photo of Lord Rose of Monewden Lord Rose of Monewden Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government why they have reduced the number of funded university places for trainee doctors from 10,000 to 7,500 per annum in England.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There has been no reduction of the number of funded university places from 10,000 to 7,500 per annum in England. In 2020 and 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to adjust school A-Level exams, the Government temporarily lifted the cap on medical school places for students obtaining the required A-Level grades and holding an offer from a Medical School in England resulting in intakes of 8,405 and 8,460 respectively.

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