NHS: Recruitment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Labour, Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the workforce implementation plan will include the level of investment required to fund proposed increases in NHS staffing levels.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A final workforce implementation plan will be published later in the year, taking into account the outcomes of the Spending Review.

We recognise the importance of workforce training to underpin effective long-term National Health Service planning. That is why we have already made commitments in this Spending Review into the next Spending Review period – for example on medical training places. At the forthcoming Spending Review, we will consider proposals from the NHS for a multi-year funding plan for clinical training places, based on the workforce requirements of the NHS plan.

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