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The state of medical education and practice in the UK

Generating and analysing a wide range of data is critical to our role in assessing and addressing patient safety issues. As part of our role as a regulator, we produce rich, unique data on medical practice in the UK, along with data on doctors’ fitness to practise and medical education and training.

Besides supporting our core functions, our analysis of this data is distilled into key reports and papers providing insights that we share with our stakeholders to inform policy and planning. Central to these insights is our annual The state of medical education and practice in the UK report, which gives an analysis of trends over time.   

As well as The state of medical education and practice in the UK report, we also produce a series of papers throughout the year, including working and discussion papers providing snapshots of data and exploring policy areas. Forthcoming papers in this series include an analysis of our data about doctors with a European primary medical qualification and insights about employers’ fitness to practise referrals. 

Download our latest reports

 Download SoMEP 2016 report