Health Professions: Recruitment

(asked on 13th July 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

What steps he is taking to help support the recruitment and retention of medical and nursing staff.


Answered by
Helen Whately Portrait
Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
This question was answered on 13th July 2021

We are on track to increase the number of nurses in the National Health Service by 50,000 over this Parliament. There are over 9,000 more nurses working in the NHS now compared to this time last year and 4,000 more doctors.

Applications to study nursing and midwifery are up 21% this year, following a 15% increase last year. Through the NHS People Plan we are working hard to support and retain the NHS workforce.

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