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NHS plans: Sunak says expansion means 'more doctors, nurses, and GPs'

The NHS is set to undergo the "largest expansion in training and workforce" in its history, Rishi Sunak has said.

Speaking to the BBC, the prime minister said the plans would reduce "reliance on foreign-trained healthcare professionals".

It comes at a time of record-high waiting lists in the NHS and junior doctors set to stage a five-day strike next month.

The full plans are expected to be published next week.

Pressed about the length of time it would take to see the results of the changes, Mr Sunak accepted it could take "five, ten, fifteen years for these things to come through", but that did not mean it was not the right thing to do.

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Source: BBC News, 25 June 2023


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