To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the number of advertised physician posts in England and Wales going unfilled.
26 July 2022
No specific assessment has been made.
The Department has commissioned Health Education England to review long term strategic trends for the health and regulated social care workforce. This will ensure we have the appropriate skills and behaviours to deliver high standards of care. In addition, we have commissioned NHS England to develop a long term plan for workforce, which will include assessments of supply and demand. The outcomes will be available in due course.