Doctors: Training:Written question - 30386

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Asked on: 08 March 2016
Department of Health
Doctors: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors have (a) commenced and (b) finished their training in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Ben Gummer
Answered on: 11 March 2016

The table provides figures on a United Kingdom basis for the number of trainees entering further training at Foundation Year 1 (F1) for the last 5 years. However, it should be noted that not all doctors commence their training in the UK at F1, and an accurate figure for these is not available.

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

7,314

7,257

7,330

7,678

7,478

The General Medical Council (GMC) issue Certificates of Completion of Training (CCT) to doctors who complete a full GMC approved speciality training programme. The UK figures for the last five years available from the GMC are:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

6,211

6,406

6,222

6,429

6,888

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