Chapter 3

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Text reads "3. The changing medical workforce."
Text reads "From 2012 to 2020, the number of licensed doctors grew by more than 14%"
A speech bubble graphic, the text reads "The number of medical students increased to 8,935 in the 2018/19 academic year, a substantial 9% increase compared to the previous year. The number of these students from the EU increased by 23%"
Text reads "The number of IMGs joining the UK medical workforce continues to increase. In 2020, over 10,000 IMGs joined - more than UK and EEA graduates combined."
Text reads "Doctors joining the UK workforce are ethnically diverse - more than half (54%) of those joining in 2020 identified as black and minority ethnic (BME)."
Speech bubble graphic. The text reads "The number of licensed EEA graduate doctors increased by 4% to 23,102 from 2019 to 2020."
Text reads "The number of specialty and associate specialist and locally employed doctors rose by 15% from 2019 to 2020 - four times the rate of increase for the next fastest growing group, trainees"
A speech bubble containing a partially filled clock and text. The text reads "36% of doctors said they were considering reducing their clinical hours, a decrease from 46% in 2019. 7% of doctors said they were considering leaving permanently, which is the same as 2019. Data relates to the ealy stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the first peak in April 2020."