Conservative Party conference: Summary of health policy announcements

03 / 10 / 2017

Download our summary of Conservative Party health policy announcements made at the party's autumn conference in Manchester.

Key announcements include:

  • A 25 per cent increase in the number of nurses trained – a permanent increase of more than 5,000 nurse training places every year.
  • Plans to triple the number of nurse associates, allowing staff in the NHS to become a registered nurse following a four-year apprenticeship, without the need for a traditional full-time university course.
  • Plans to extend the offer of flexible working to all NHS staff during this parliament, which would start with 12 trusts piloting a new app-based flexible working system to their staff.
  • NHS workers will be given first refusal for new homes built on NHS land sold to property developers.

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