A workforce plan for the NHS - massively increasing doctor and nurse training
Yesterday the government published a new Long Term NHS Workforce Plan - which includes the largest expansion in training and workforce in the NHS’s history, delivering on our priority to cut waiting lists.
- NHS staff are at the heart of what makes our health service work, but as with other healthcare systems across the world, our NHS is facing significant challenges.
- That is why the Conservative government is publishing our 15-year NHS Workforce Plan, setting out the largest expansion in training and workforce in the NHS’s history. In the coming years we will train twice the number of doctors and an extra 24,000 more nurses a year and we will do more to retain our brilliant NHS staff and reform the way the health system works to ensure it is fit for the future.
- The plans which the government has announced today will secure the future of the NHS – training more nurses, more doctors and delivering shorter waiting times. Labour's only plan for the NHS is an unwanted, unfunded, top-down reorganisation that would cost billions and is opposed by doctors.