Reacting to the publication of the new NHS workforce plans published today, Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said: "This looks like a bold plan to transform the training of new staff in the NHS. But the devil is in the detail as usual. There is a promise of funding for training for three years, but nothing about money for current staff.

“If there is not enough money to pay NHS staff a decent wage now, and transform current wage structures, then all the aspirations for more staffing in the training plan, will fail to address the current crisis in the recruitment and retention of staff. That is what is at the heart of the current staff exodus".


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