HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c17W
Dr. David Kerr

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet completed his study of emigration and immigration of doctors; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

An analysis of information available from the Central Index of doctors maintained by the Health Departments and the British Medical Association about doctors entering and leaving Great Britain during the two years from 30th September, 1962 to 30th September, 1964 has now been completed. The results indicate a net loss of about 300 British and Irish born doctors a year, a figure well below some earlier estimates balanced by a gain of roughly the same number of doctors born elsewhere. Details will be published shortly, and work on similar analyses for later years is proceeding.