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Table 1 Data on doctors registered/employed in Ireland, 2008–2014b,c [14,28,50] (personal communication, HSE, Medical Council)

From: Emigration is a matter of self-preservation. The working conditions . . . are killing us slowly’: qualitative insights into health professional emigration from Ireland

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of doctors on register 17 741 18854 18 770 18 812 18 184 18 160 19 066 19 616
Number of public sector consultants and junior hospital doctors (NCHDs) employed (headcount) 7 197 7 120 7 127 7 413 7 418 7 474 7 862 8 554
Number of public sector employed, medical/dental 8 109 8 083 8 096 8 331 8 320 8 353 8 713 9 761
Number of general practitioners (GPs) contracted to HSE (2010 and 2014)    2 258     2 416