NHS: Nurses - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 10 May 2023.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 3:22, 10 May 2023

I thank my noble friend, and I think the whole House would wholeheartedly agree with her comments. Health Education England has a return-to-work practice which allows many different ways back in, be it full-time training, confidence classes or on-the-job situations, but flexibility is equally important, especially for people who have childcare arrangements, so that they can work the hours that work for them. What is key is that we need all these people back. They are crucially trained and experienced. The message is clear: we want them, and we are making it easy for them to come back.