NHS: Staffing Levels

Part of Cat Welfare – in Westminster Hall at 5:41 pm on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Education) 5:41 pm, 11th December 2018

If that is the case, the statistics are welcome, but in my constituency we are losing European members of staff. We cannot get away from the overall numbers—there are staffing shortages of 10%. In my constituency and in my trust they cannot recruit, because of various issues. I am grateful that the Government listened when I raised the question of tier 2 visas with the Prime Minister, when we wanted to bring over a paediatrician but could not because the visa took so long that he got another job. I welcome that when it comes to nurses, too, but we have to accept that there are things such as the bursary—

Motion lapsed, and sitting adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 10(14)).