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Medicine: Education

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 124705, tabled on 3 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to redistribute medical student places from over-subscribed universities to new medical schools in accordance with the concept of contestability outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Answered on

14 December 2020

To increase the supply of doctors in under-doctored areas of England, Health Education England is working with partners including the Medical Schools Council to examine the possibility of redistributing some undergraduate medical places to medical schools in these areas.