Doctors: Recruitment:Written question - 7082

(East Yorkshire)

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Asked on: 29 October 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Doctors: Recruitment
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the retention of newly qualified doctors in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Edward Argar
Answered on: 04 November 2019

There are currently no plans to introduce a requirement for newly qualified doctors to begin working in the National Health Service once they have completed their training.

The vast majority of doctors do go on to work in the National Health Service after completing their Foundation Programme training. Analysis by the General Medical Council shows that 92.5% of doctors are present in specialty or general practitioner training or work as a doctor in the United Kingdom within three years after completing the Foundation Programme.

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