Conor Gilligan is Head of Workplace Learning at Webanywhere. He is passionate about innovation that supports workplace engagement and productivity. Conor works closely with businesses, public sector organisations and not-for-profits in the UK and worldwide to help them make the most of e-learning. He is also a member of the community board of Learner Locker.
On 4th October 2016, Jeremy Hunt announced plans to increase medical school places by 25% by 2018. This is under a new plan to make England self sufficient in training doctors. While this is an admirable strategy, there are challenges that come with this. Under this new plan, there is increasing pressure for Health Education England (HEE) to provide training. And what's more, HEE has had its budget cut by 9%. This rise in training places of 25% will cost the government an additional £100m.