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GMC report highlights challenges


19-December-2017

The annual GMC State of Medical Education and Practice has been published today link

Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director at NHS Education for Scotland (NES), said: 

"We welcome this report which is always a very valuable source of information on the medical workforce across the UK. 

"We recognise the recruitment and retention challenges that are highlighted here, and look forward to working with the GMC and others to address the priorities which they have outlined. 

"Within Scotland, better workforce planning is a priority. That's why in June the Scottish Government published Part 1 of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan for Scotland, and has outlined a number of strategies which begin to address some of these issues. These include a key role for NES in supporting integrated workforce planning, more medical undergraduate places, a new graduate-entry programme and measures to attract more GPs." 

Notes to Editors

SG announces new measures to improve recruitment and retention:

https://news.gov.scot/news/bursaries-for-new-graduate-medicine-course 
https://news.gov.scot/news/800-more-gps-for-scotland 

The National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan, Part 1:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/1354