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Over 200 new medical school places created in England for 2024

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 03 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2286
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Medical school places in England will increase by 205 in 2024, the government has announced, subject to consultation.

This follows an ambition set out in the NHS long term workforce plan to double the number of medical school training places to 15 000 by 2031,1 with the increase originally set to start in 2025.

Ministers have written to the Office for Students—the independent regulator of higher education in England—asking it to consult on the best approach to expanding medical school places.

The government said the OFS had already begun the process of allocating the 205 additional places for 2024. The places …

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