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Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 17th November 2020.

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

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that question. I can give him a couple of projections and a couple of facts. Over the past year, we have 13,500 more nurses in the NHS than we did a year ago, and thousands more doctors. Let me give him this projection, which I am sure that he and everybody on the Government Benches will buy into: we are going to have 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by the end of this Parliament.