Nursing and many other health care professions have been underfunded for training for many years, and there is a demographic time bomb. 37% of nurses reach retirement in the next ten years.
Johnson promised 50,000 more
nurses, then revealed that it was a lie.
After unveiling the commitment last month, party sources confirmed the figure includes an estimated 18,500 existing nurses who will be encouraged to remain within the NHS, or attracted back after leaving.
What the Tories are saying is that their definition of "more" is in fact the same nurses in the same posts
Nurses are leaving the NHS at a massive rate, and under the Tory austerity with effective pay cuts every year, some 200,000 nurses have left the NHS under Tory austerity
Nurses leaving because of conditions or work-life balance have increased by 169%
We also have a problem with EU nurses returning to their home countries due to Brexit, and the lack of nurses entering the UK from the EU
Finally, the piece de resistance is the new immigration bill that places newly qualified nurses and health care professionals under the minimum cap for entry.