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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for general practice were (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department set up Health Education England (HEE) to deliver a better health and healthcare workforce for England. HEE is responsible for ensuring a secure workforce supply for the future balancing need against demand, taking into account factors such as the age profile of the existing workforce, the impact of technology, and new drugs.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has recognised the need to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce and between September 2010 and September 2013, the number of full time equivalent GPs has risen by 1,051. Additionally, the Department has included in the HEE mandate a requirement that “HEE will ensure that 50% of trainees completing foundation level training enter GP training programmes by 2016”.</p><p> </p><p>Further work is being undertaken by HEE to improve applications and fill rate in to GP training to support the mandate target of 3,250 appointments into GP training by 2016 in England. This includes a review of the GP recruitment process, developing a pre-GP year to give exposure to prospective GP applicants of the specialty and careers advice for foundation doctors and medical students.</p><p> </p><p>In recognition of the contribution the GP workforce makes in the NHS, HEE will also undertake additional work on GP recruitment and retention, return to practice and reducing attrition rates, all of which will play a part in increasing the GP workforce.</p><p> </p><p>The following table indicates the number of posts commissioned and filled and the fill rate for GP training in England for the last five years. The numbers of posts have been increased for 2014 to 2,946 to support the government’s mandate requirement for HEE to increase GP training.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Posts Commissioned</p></td><td><p>Posts Filled</p></td><td><p>% Filled</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2,732</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>102.49%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2,672</p></td><td><p>2,658</p></td><td><p>99.48%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,687</p></td><td><p>2,669</p></td><td><p>99.33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,761</p></td><td><p>2,738</p></td><td><p>99.17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,946</del> <ins class="ministerial">3,043</ins></p></td><td><p>2,630</p></td><td><p>89.27%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source</em>: HEE data</p><p> </p><p>Deferment resulting from factors such as maternity leave can cause a higher than 100% fill rate in some years.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:44:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:44:34.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this