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Doctors: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 182693, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allocating funding for additional domestic medical student places as a result of NHS demand for staff.

Answered on

26 October 2018

The Government has announced a record increase of an additional 1,500 medical school places for domestic students in England – 630 started this September, with a further 690 starting in 2019/20 and the final 180 in 2020/21. This expansion will also deliver five brand new medical schools in Sunderland, Lancashire, Chelmsford, Lincoln and Canterbury.

On the back of the additional £20 billion additional National Health Service funding, NHS leaders are currently producing a long-term plan that will include proposals for the NHS workforce, training and leadership, which the Government will consider and respond to in due course.

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