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Labour would double the number of medical school places if elected, says shadow chancellor

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2330 (Published 27 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2330
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A Labour government would double the number of medical school places in the UK, the party’s shadow chancellor has pledged.

In a speech1 to the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, Rachel Reeves announced that Labour would implement “the biggest expansion of medical school places in British history” by increasing the number from 7500 to 15 000. She said funding would be raised by reversing the government’s recent cut to the …

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