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Doctors training

Education and training

Every year, we invest approximately £5 billion in education and training for our current and future workforce, across 129 different types of healthcare staff. With over 300 careers in the NHS, we also look at work that underpins all roles, such as values-based recruitment.

We fund medical, dental, nursing and midwifery training, alongside other professions, such as Allied Health Professionals. We work with a wide range of partners including devolved nations, Royal Colleges, NHS Employers and regulatory bodies such as the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Dental Council to support those currently working in the NHS and those currently in training.

Across England, we look after postgraduate multi-professional education and training for some professions. This work is carried out by HEE local teams and here in the South West, we have a separate website for our main areas of postgraduate education, which you can find by visiting the links below. 

Doctors

Our priority is to ensure that our trainees are confident in providing high quality patient care, supported by excellent trainers and underpinned by the GMC’s standards for medical education and training.

Doctors

Dentists

Our priority is to ensure that our trainees are confident in providing high quality patient care, supported by excellent trainers and underpinned by the GDC’s Standards for the Dental Team.

Dentists

Nurses and midwives

We commission pre-registration training courses for nurses and midwives at universities across the south west as well as courses for people who want to return to practice as a nurse, midwife or health visitor or further develop their career.

Nurses and midwives