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NHS: Recruitment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many retired NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses returned to work during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 22 June 2020

Over 25,000 former doctors and nurses have come forward to assist the National Health Service during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working with the regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement and local employers to explore opportunities for those professionals who wish to permanently join the workforce.

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