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Overseas Doctors

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many trainee doctors from (a) Pakistan, (b) India, (c) other Commonwealth countries, (d) EU countries and (e) European Economic Area countries work in the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust; (64662)

(2) how many trainee doctors from (a) Pakistan, (b) India, (c) New Zealand and (d) South Africa are working in hospitals in England.

It is the responsibility of any employer for applications for work permits. No extra funding will be allocated to national health service trusts.

The numbers of general practitioners (GP) hospital and community health services (HCHS) doctors in training and equivalents in England by specified countries of qualification as at 30 September 2005. Many doctors in this category are not in posts that are academically approved.

GP registrars and HCHS: doctors in training and equivalents1 by grade and country of qualification for specified countries2, England at 30 September 2005

Registrar group

Senior house officer

House officer and foundation programme year1

All countries of qualification

18,006

21,642

4,663

Of which:

India

3,581

5,329

184

New Zealand

68

27

0

Pakistan

435

1,041

165

South Africa

327

251

2

1 Doctors in training and equivalents is the term used to refer to people in the registrar group, senior house officers, house officers and other staff in equivalent grades who are not in an educationally approved post.

2 Excludes all dental staff. Information about country of qualification is derived from the General Medical Council. For staff in dental specialties, with a General Dental Council registration, the country of qualification is therefore unknown.

Sources:

The Information Centre for health and social care, medical and dental workforce census.

The Information Centre for health and social care, general and personal medical services statistics.