Figures released today show this Conservative Government is on track to meet its manifesto commitment to deliver 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by 2024, as we continue to tackle the treatment backlog caused by the pandemic.
Extra nurses will help the NHS recover from the pandemic, tackle COVID backlogs and ensure it continues providing world-class care in the years to come.
That is why we are delivering on our manifesto commitment to provide 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by 2024. There are now over 27,000 more nurses since September 2019, with 327,907 nurses in total providing exceptional care and treatment for patients across the country every day.
This is good news for the NHS after all the turmoil of the last two years. It will take time for our health service to recover from the pandemic but this injection of new nurses will make a difference.