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NHS: Recruitment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 60725, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many retired NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses returned to work during the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 June 2020

Over 25,000 former doctors and nurses have come forward to assist the National Health Service during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working with the regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement and local employers to explore opportunities for those professionals who wish to permanently join the workforce.

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