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Anaesthetics: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3200, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund additional higher anaesthetic training places as part of this year’s Spending Review.

Answered on

27 October 2021

The forthcoming Spending Review will set out our plans for future investment in the National Health Service workforce.

The number of anaesthetists has increased by over 26% since 2010. In 2020 Health Education England recruited 410 anaesthetic trainees across England with a 100% fill rate nationally. We continue to monitor the effectiveness of the current arrangements and consider the further expansion of specialty training places, including anaesthesia.