Thursday 30 July 2020 / 12:57 PM Health / Justin Madders

Justin Madders responds to the publication of the NHS People Plan

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, commenting on the publication of the NHS People Plan, said:

“Ministers have outlined some worthy commitments on staff wellbeing, but without extra funding staff will continue to be overstretched and overworked.

“The Government promised a full five-year People Plan with detailed, costed action. This falls a long way short of that.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how valuable and loved NHS staff are – it’s time the Government put together a proper solution for recruitment and retention, including the pay talks that NHS workers deserve. The rhetoric on support for NHS staff needs to be matched with action”