Junior doctors continue to choose psychiatry in Wales

Wales news
10 September 2021

The number of junior doctors choosing to take up psychiatry in Wales, remains at an all-time high.

Latest figures from Health Education England reveal a 100% fill rate, with 25 doctors accepting 25 available places to specialise in mental health.

In the last three years, the fill rate for psychiatrists has stood at 100% - a huge shift from only 33% in 2017 and 59% in 2018.

Alongside the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Choose Psychiatry campaign, the profession has also benefited from the Welsh Government’s Train, Work, Live recruitment drive.

The scheme offers bursaries for exams and training and supports a long-term strategy for health and social services across Wales.  

Dr Maria Atkins, chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales, said:

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