Jeremy Hunt admits he is ‘struggling to deliver’ 5,000 GPs by 2020

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has confessed that he is ‘struggling to deliver’ his pledge for 5,000 additional GPs by 2020, admitting that ‘it has been harder than we thought’.

Mr Hunt said that while he is not abandoning the ‘very, very important pledge’, it was ‘taking a bit longer than I had hoped’.

This comes after official workforce figures revealed that the NHS has actually lost 1,000 GPs since September 2015, when Hunt first pledged to add at least 10,000 extra primary care staff, including 5,000 GPs, within five years.

Source: Jeremy Hunt admits he is ‘struggling to deliver’ 5,000 GPs by 2020


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4 thoughts on “Jeremy Hunt admits he is ‘struggling to deliver’ 5,000 GPs by 2020

  1. Clive Riches

    You have actively discouraged foreign students .Why are you remotely surprised, you total Hunt!!!!

  2. MadManagement

    No,this is what happens when you keep cutting funds, disrespecting clinicians of all types, making it impossible to plan because you deliberately create uncertainty, overwhelm staff with valueless governance demands, and add to all that the nightmare of continual reorganisation.
    Who would stay in an organisation that suffered all this?

  3. rotzeichen

    It should be clear to anyone now that if the Tories were concerned about the NHS they would not have taken £42 billion out within the first four years of government.

    The Naylor report spells out how the government is forcing the NHS to sell off its assets at knock down prices, the kind of corporate activity of a failing company that is using assets to bolster profits.

    The Tories keep telling us public services are inefficient and the private sector knows best, so are we surprised that they blame those services for their mismanagement.

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