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General election 2019: Tory pledge to boost GP numbers

The Tories say they will deliver 6,000 more doctors in general practice in England by 2024-25 to increase patient appointments, if they win the election. They claim they will reach that target through additional doctors working and training in surgeries, international recruitment and better retention. However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a previous Tory pledge… Read More »

General election 2019: Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad

The Conservatives say they will make it easier for doctors and nurses from around the world to work in the UK after Brexit, if they win the election. The party would introduce an “NHS visa” as part of a promised “points-based immigration system”. But Labour said the policy was “full of holes,” with nothing to… Read More »

General Election 2019: Don’t politicise health service – NHS boss

Media playback is unsupported on your device Parties should not use the NHS as “a political weapon” in the election campaign, health service bosses say. NHS Providers chief Chris Hopson said “over-dramatising NHS difficulties” or making “disingenuous” funding claims did the service “no favours”. Both the Tories and Labour are vowing to spend billions to… Read More »

Viewpoints: Silence From The Surgeon General Won’t Help End Gun Violence; Making It Easier To Get Birth Control Can Bring Down Rate Of Unintended Pregnancies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: The Surgeon General’s Deafening Silence On Gun Violence Last week the head of the Association of American Medical Colleges called gun violence a “public health crisis” in America. To address it, Dr. David J. Skorton wrote, “[t]hose of us in the health care… Read More »