Healthcare Staffing Levels

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

I think it is worth starting with a few facts. One fact is that I published a detailed plan yesterday, on which we are consulting, to tackle the pension issue. The other two facts that are worth noting, and that the House will want to know about, are the following. First, there is a record number of GPs in training—3,473. Secondly, the overall number of GPs is rising, with, as of March 2019, 300 more doctors working in general practice than a year earlier. I want to see that number continue to rise.