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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 »