press release
Published: 30 June 2023

Comment on NHS Long Term Workforce Plan

Professor Juliet Wright comments on today's (30 June 2023) announcement of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Professor Wright is the Founding Dean of the University of Surrey's School of Medicine, which is set to open in 2024.  

"New medical schools are essential for tackling the shortages of doctors that the NHS is currently facing. The University of Surrey has developed a new graduate-entry medical programme and will be welcoming the first cohort of students in September 2024. We're one of a small number of new medical schools currently able to accept international, independently funded students, and a small number of scholarship funded UK students. With new public funding we're well placed to scale up rapidly to provide the places needed to train more UK medical students, working with Government to ensure the NHS gets the doctors it needs, at the earliest possible date."  


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