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Jeremy Hunt promises to end NHS reliance on overseas doctors after Brexit

Health secretary to outline plans in Tory conference speech for up to 1,500 additional training places every year in UK medical schools Jeremy Hunt is to pledge that the NHS in England will be “self sufficient” regarding doctor numbers after Britain leaves the European Union, as he sets out a package of measures aimed at reducing its reliance on foreign-trained medics. The health secretary will use his speech to the Conservative party conference on Tuesday to promise that medical schools in the UK will be allowed to offer up to 1,500 extra training places every year, and released figures that said that one in four NHS doctors have been trained abroad.
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