Thousands more primary care staff recruited across England

NHS England has recruited 300 more family doctors and thousands more nurses, pharmacists and other staff to work alongside GPs, delivering better care in the community.

There are now 7,302 more full time equivalent health professionals working in primary care than three years ago, which exceeds NHS England’s target of an additional 5,000 by 2020 set out in the General Practice Forward View.

Dr Nikki Kanani, Interim Medical Director for Primary Care and a London GP said:

“A significant increase in the number of other health professionals such as nurses, pharmacists and physicians that work alongside GPs means patients can get more timely and appropriate access to a wider range of highly trained staff. This supports family doctors to focus on patients with the most complex conditions.”

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