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STPs: Five-year Workforce Plans

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 26th March 2019.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

The all-party parliamentary group on mental health’s recent report found that workforce is the biggest challenge to delivering improvements to mental health care. Given that there are 4,000 fewer mental health nurses than there were in 2010, what additional guidance and funding will the Government provide to ensure that local partnerships can recruit mental health nurses, and what are they doing to expand medical school places so that we can train more doctors, particularly in psychiatric specialties?