I welcome the news that the Government is on track to deliver its manifesto commitment of 26,000 more staff in primary care by March 2024, having already recruited over 21,000 more staff compared to March 2019. NHS Kent and Medway have recruited 653 more primary care staff.
The Conservative Government announced this week that over £100 million has been allocated to fund ground-breaking research into cancer, obesity, mental health and addiction. This is intended to improve outcomes for patients, ease existing pressures on the system and ensure UK patients are among the first to benefit from medical breakthroughs.
I welcome the recruitment of many more primary care staff in NHS Kent and Medway– this should help to reduce pressure on GPs and improve access to appointments so more patients can get more of the right healthcare to meet their needs.
In addition, over £100million of funding has been announced for ground-breaking research into cancer, obesity, mental health and addiction. These are such important areas of healthcare and will ensure that UK patients are among the first to benefit from medical breakthroughs, improve outcomes for patients and ease pressures on the NHS.