Joint call on prime minister to unblock the NHS workforce plan

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, giving a speech at No 10 Downing Street
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives in Downing Street, Credit: Number 10, Flickr

Today we joined over 40 health charities, professional bodies, unions and the to urge the prime minister to publish a funded workforce plan for healthcare in England.

The organisations have warned the prime minster that his promises to improve the NHS will not be met unless the workforce crisis is addressed.

The workforce plan was originally earmarked for publication in Spring 2022 but has still not been published.

The letter, which was coordinated by the , makes clear that across all sectors, professions, specialities, condition pathways and services there are mass vacancies and insufficient numbers of staff to meet current and future needs.

Download the letter (PDF)