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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Labour Turnover remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What estimate his Department has made of the number of GPs who plan to leave general practice in the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochdale more like this
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Tony Lloyd more like this
unstar this property uin 903795 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>We know that one of the main reasons GPs leave general practice is retirement. That is why we have put in place comprehensive measures to ensure we meet our commitment of an extra 5,000 GPs in the NHS by 2020. GP Career Plus, the GP Retention Scheme and the National GP Induction and Refresher Scheme will all help get valuable experienced GPs back into our NHS. 3,157 GP training places were also filled in 2017 – the highest number ever.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T15:44:28.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T15:44:28.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tony Lloyd more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Labour Turnover remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of general practitioners taking early retirement; and what steps his Department is taking to increase the size of the general practitioner workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 131337 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s assessment is that the trend for general practitioners (GPs) taking early retirement has increased over recent years as set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Pension Year (1 April to 31 March)</p></td><td><p>Number of GPs taking Voluntary Early Retirement (VER)</p></td><td><p>Approximate Average Age of GP taking VER</p></td><td><p>Total Number of GPs claiming Pension</p></td><td><p>% VER</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>513</p></td><td><p>57 years</p></td><td><p>1,545</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>591</p></td><td><p>57 years</p></td><td><p>1,406</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>746</p></td><td><p>56 years and 11 months</p></td><td><p>1,503</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>738</p></td><td><p>57 years</p></td><td><p>1,434</p></td><td><p>51</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>677</p></td><td><p>57 years</p></td><td><p>1,254</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>721</p></td><td><p>57 years</p></td><td><p>1,164</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In April 2016, the General Practice Forward View<sup>1</sup> made the commitment to grow the GP workforce by 5,000 full time equivalent doctors in general practice compared to 2015.</p><p> </p><p>A number of steps are being taken to increase the size of the general practitioner workforce. Health Education England has increased the number of GP training places to 3,250 each year with 3,157 starting in 2017, the highest number ever.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England is accelerating its international recruitment programme, following successful regional pilots. It aims to recruit at least 2,000 GPs from overseas over the next three years.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has launched the GP Career Plus Scheme, to test a range of ways to offer flexibility and support to experienced GPs at risk of leaving general practice. This is in addition to the new GP Retention Scheme which offers funding to support doctors who can only work a limited number of sessions in general practice.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has also improved the GP Induction and Refresher Scheme to make it easier and quicker for qualified doctors to return to general practice. 260 doctors are currently on the programme and 106 have completed it and are working in practice.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-03-12T17:00:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-12T17:00:17.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this