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Health Professions: Recruitment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 902650, tabled on 13 July 2021

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

Answered on

13 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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