Health Education England has failed to reach its target of delivering 3,250 doctors in GP training by 2016, despite having previously had the deadline extended by a year.
September represents the final intake for GP training in 2016 and there were 2,691 places filled after two recruitment rounds.
While this is an improvement on the previous year, it is still 17% behind its target, which the Coalition Government said should be reached by September 2015 as part of its mandate to HEE in 2014.
In its 2015 mandate to HEE, the DH extended the deadline to August 2016 because of a surprise 15% slump in applications for training.
Full story in Pulse 9 September 2016