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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential effect of the £30,000 salary threshold on NHS and care services; and what plans he has to enable effective recruitment from abroad to meet demand for NHS staff after the UK leaves the EU.

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

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has regular discussions with the Home Secretary on a range of subjects including the future immigration system and its impact on the health and social care sectors.

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that over the next ten years the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors have the time they need to care, working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing.

Alongside this, the upcoming Social Care Green Paper will set out the Department’s proposals for reform of the sector to put it on a more sustainable future footing. This will include a vision for its workforce and proposals to boost recruitment and retention in the longer term.

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