The remaining 787 medical graduates have been allocated FY1 places, the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) has announced.
Almost 800 medical graduates were put on the reserve list for foundation training this year after not being allocated a placement for FY1.
It was the highest number of medical graduates on the reserve list in the six years they have been recording numbers.
Applicants were allocated places yesterday morning (21 April) and will be ‘contacted directly in due course with a welcome letter from their foundation school’, the UKFPO said.
Meanwhile, the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs in England is continuing to drop, with the BMA saying warnings are being ‘systematically ignored’.
Tory MPs recently rejected a proposed amendment to the Health and Care Bill that would have mandated greater transparency on workforce, in a move condemned by the BMA and RCGP.
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry which will examine whether the training period for doctors could be reduced, and if the cap on medical places for students could be permanently removed.
Last month, Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann confirmed the expansion of GP training places to reach a record level.
But up to 1,000 overseas GPs could be at risk of being deported despite completing their UK training because of complex immigration rules that mean they are unable to extend their visas, GP leaders warned.