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I’m amazed I need to spell this out to people.

The Conservatives have been systematically destroying the National Health Service for more than seven years. That’s what they do when they are in office.

There’s a reason almost one-tenth of all NHS jobs are vacant: Tories don’t want them filled. They may say they do; they may claim they are working to fill them; but this is not true.

Want to know how you can tell that?

Because if the Tories wanted those jobs to be filled, they would be filled.

It really is that simple.

One in 11 posts is vacant with the situation particularly bad among the nursing workforce.

Experts described the situation as at risk of becoming a “national emergency” given the rising demands on the NHS.

The latest figures have been published by the regulator, NHS Improvement, for the April to June period.

They showed:

11.8% of nurse posts were not filled – a shortage of nearly 42,000

9.3% of doctor posts were vacant – a shortage of 11,500

Overall, 9.2% of all posts were not filled – a shortage of nearly 108,000

This is slightly worse than this time last year.

Source: NHS vacancies a ‘national emergency’ – BBC News

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