NHS 10-Year Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:53 pm on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 5:53 pm, 19th February 2019

My hon. Friend is right that we need targeted support, which is why we have looked not only at increasing the recruitment of nurses but at the retention packages that might be offered, particularly for certain specialties—she mentioned mental health nurses. We have looked at the possibility of issuing golden hellos, and we have looked at targeted support for childcare and travel.