New figures unearthed from an official government document have revealed details of Tory plans to reduce the number of NHS nurses immediately after the General Election.
Health Education England’s (HEE) Workforce Plan for England 2015/16 reveals trusts are forecasting that they will be employing nearly 2,000 fewer nurses over the next four years - for reasons “mainly driven by affordability”.
Hospitals are already at their limits and staff are working wonders, but these planned cuts will push them over the edge.
These plans show the NHS simply cannot take five more years of David Cameron. He is saying one thing in public but behind the scenes is drawing up plans to cut nurses. The Tories haven’t got a penny of extra funding for the NHS. It is clear Tory NHS promises have an expiry date of May 8th stamped on them.
Labour has set out a better plan to invest £2.5 billion extra each year - on top of Tory spending plans - paid for by a mansion tax on homes worth over £2 million, to fund 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs.
Scott said: "this is another clear example that the Conservatives cannot be trusted with the NHS, nurses are the hard working backbone of the NHS. It is totally unacceptable that they want to target them, it will not save money it will only generate more problems. This is why I am please Labour are committing to increase the amount of nurses in the NHS we recognise how hard they work, we value them and recognise we need them."