The state of medical education and practice in the UK: workforce report 2023

The state of medical education and practice: workforce report analyses trends in the medical workforce across the UK. It uses a variety of sources to provide insights for policymakers and workforce planners – as well as deeper analysis on specific themes. 

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This report includes data and analyses of the medical register which highlights the need for health services to develop more inclusive, supportive environments for all doctors; and consider greater flexibility in career and training pathways.

For the first time it also includes three potential workforce scenarios for the health services in the longer term by analysing trends and patterns. These explore the potential impact of recent changes and plans across the UK, revealing the importance of continuing to attract international medical graduates to UK practice. 

Together these findings can help healthcare leaders and policy leaders from all four countries of the UK to develop a more sustainable workforce for the future.

This year's report


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