Ah, thank you for clarifying!
That seems so stupid on behalf of the government. So essentially yes, it is pointless then. Why would you increase places in medical schools but not places for actual training afterwards in the NHS? Going through all the hard work of getting into med school to then have increased competition when trying to get a job.
Obviously, I know certain specialties are more competitive than others, like the surgical ones, and you have others like GP and psychiatry which are less popular/may have more vacancies.
The incompetencies of our elected officials seem to plummet to new lows every day. The solutions to rectify all these issues we are facing are RIGHT THERE, obvious and in their faces, yet they refuse to accept reality.