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Supplying the demand for doctors: the need to end the rationing of medical training places

 

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Supplying the demand for doctors: the need to end the rationing of medical training places

A report from Civitas proposes that instead of Health Education England (HEE) making upfront payments for the training of its medics, medical students should be required to take out a loan from the Student Loans Company to cover the total cost of their training.

It argues that the eradication of upfront payments by the NHS would mean the current cap on the number of doctors training each year could be lifted and the UK could train the number of doctors it needs. More....