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|UK Govt To Recruit 300,000 Doctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals by Martinsmine(m): 1:07pm On Jun 30|
The National Health Service (NHS) in England has announced plans to recruit over 300,000 medical personnel to cushion the effect of shortage of doctors and nurses in the country.
Politics Nigeria learnt that NHS England currently has about 112,000 vacancies as it struggles to fill the large number of workers leaving the service.
The NHS has seen unprecedented strikes over the last year with staff complaining of being underpaid and overworked as they struggle to clear the backlog created during Coronavirus lockdowns.
According to report, the publicly-funded NHS, is facing an estimated workforce shortfall of 360,000 by 2037 due to an ageing population, a lack of domestically trained health workers and difficulties retaining existing staff.
Corroborating, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “On the 75th anniversary of our health service, this government is making the largest single expansion in NHS education and training in its history.
“In the coming years we will train twice the number of doctors and an extra 24,000 more nurses a year, helping to cut waiting lists and improve patient care.
“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,” he added.
The government says the plan could mean an extra 60,000 doctors, 170,000 more nurses and 71,000 more health professionals in the NHS by 2037.
“The publication of our first-ever NHS long-term workforce plan now gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put staffing on sustainable footing for the years to come,” said NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard.
“As we look to adapt to new and rising demand for health services globally, this long-term blueprint is the first step in a major and much-needed expansion of our workforce to ensure we have the staff we need to deliver for patients.”
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