Healthier Lives

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 12:00 am, 27th November 2018

But GP numbers have gone down by 700 in the last year, have they not? There are 107,000 vacancies across the NHS, acute trusts are closing accident and emergency departments overnight, the closure of chemotherapy departments is being considered, and Health Education England’s training budget is the lowest that it has been for five years, with more cuts to come next year. Does the Secretary of State agree that if the long-term plan that he will publish next week is to be credible, he must reverse those training cuts and deliver the staff that our NHS needs?