In October 2016 the Government announced proposals to increase the cap on the number of medical training places in England to 7,500, an increase of 1,500 students per year. It will be 2024 before any benefits of this increase are seen in real terms.

In March 2017 the Department of Health published its consultation into the increase in numbers, which can be found here.

London Medicine responded to the consultation on behalf of its members. A statement from the Chair of London Medicine, Professor Deborah Gill, is available here. Further information, including the London Medicine consultation response, can be viewed here.

In March 2018 HEFCE published the outcome of the competitive bid process to allocate additional medical school places. Within London, Queen Mary, University of London, was allocated an additional 32 places, from 2019/20. The full details of the allocations can be viewed here.