Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education
Rebeca Evans MS, Minister for Finance & Trefnydd
The Welsh Government has always been committed to the expansion of medical education in North Wales and has a created a development fund for undergraduate medical training in North Wales. A total of 19 students began their studies on the C21 Programme in 2019/20 intake; 18 students began the Programme for the 2020/21 intake
Overall, the Welsh Government is currently investing record levels in training and education for NHS Wales. We have more training places than ever before and due to the increased number of undergraduate students studying medicine, the associated costs have also increased.
We are therefore, writing to update members of the Fiscal Resource transfer of £0.836m to the Education MEG from the Health and Social Services MEG.
In addition, an inward transfer was made from Welsh Government Non-Fiscal Resource reserves of £0.362m in 2020-21. Both transfers are to cover additional requirements placed on the Education budgets as a result of the expansion.