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2015 in Stats

2015  in Stats

2015 was a significant year for the Medical Council and we can now reveal the medical workforce stood at 20,473 doctors at year end 2015, which is the highest number of doctors ever in our year end statistics. This is an increase of 889 doctors on the previous year.

We have also seen a significant increase in the number of new doctors registered. In 2015, 2,600 new doctors were registered compared to 1,800 in 2014, with an increase of new doctors who qualified outside of Europe.