Skip to content
Go back

Article Tags:

Please choose from the following:

GP Trainee figures increase by 100 on last year - but huge shortfalls remain

Around 11% of the available GP training places in England will be left unfilled. A total of 2,769 trainees have been recruited to GP training this year, just 98 more than 2014 and well below the Government target to recruit 3,250 GP trainees a year by August 2016.

Nearly 40% of places remain unfilled in the North East and 31% remain unfilled in the East Midlands.

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC education, training, and workforce subcommittee chair and Wesleyan Junior Advisory Board chair said: “The increase in the number of GP trainee places being filled compared to last year is a step in the right direction.

"The halt in declining GP recruitment this year as a result of BMA’s intervention in the 10 point plan is only the first step. There is a very long way to go before we fully address the problems facing the GP workforce [and] worrying shortages still remain in many parts of the country.”


'WESLEYAN’ is a trading name of the Wesleyan Group of companies.

Wesleyan Assurance Society and Wesleyan Bank Ltd are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd, Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Ltd, Practice Plan Ltd and DPAS Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Advice about investments, insurance and mortgages is provided by Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd.

Click for more information about the Wesleyan group of companies.

© 2021 Wesleyan Assurance Society