Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|24 Oct 2017, 10:36 a.m.||Junior Doctors: Training||Sir Gary Streeter|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of a junior doctor's training.
Answer (Philip Dunne)
The Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent estimates within their report ‘Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2016’, published December 2016, that the average cost in 2015/16 of training a junior doctor up to specialty registrar is £383,563. This figure is the total cost of training including costs to the public purse and the individual.