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Doctors: Recruitment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58707, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of additional doctor posts required over the next two years.

Answered on

27 October 2021

The Government plans to spend more than £8 billion from 2022-23 to 2024-25 to tackle elective waiting lists. We are working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a plan for how that funding will be used, including workforce requirements and additional medical posts that may be needed.