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Reduce NHS’s reliance on migrants, HEE is told

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5614 (Published 18 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5614
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Health Education England has been told by the government that it must produce a plan by September 2017 to reduce the NHS’s reliance on migrant workers.

Earlier this month Jeremy Hunt, health secretary for England, announced plans to increase medical school places by 25% in a bid to expand the number of home grown doctors and to replace doctors recruited from overseas.1

As part of HEE’s mandate from the government for April 2016 to March 2017, the Department of Health said that the …

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