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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Doctors: Recruitment 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, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of trained doctors; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The annual workforce census, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows that as at 30 September 2014 there were 4,662 more consultants and 2,389 more doctors in training working in the National Health Service in England than there were in September 2010.</p><br /><p>The census also shows that there were 1,219 more qualified general practitioners (GPs) working in England over the same period.</p><br /><p>The Government has maintained the number of undergraduate medical training places at a level sufficient to support continued increase in the medical workforce in England.Where there are shortages in specific specialties, the Department will work with Health Education England and NHS England to address them for example, through the ten point plan for the general practice workforce, which will boost recruitment, encourage experienced GPs to remain in the profession and support GPs to return to practice. The Government has also committed to providing an estimated 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:13:54.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:13:54.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter