The Chancellor has Missed the Chance to Invest in Health

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has missed the chance to invest in healthcare. He has put forward his summer statement and this outlines the spending plans for the government. The main problem is that the statement doesn’t seem to cover healthcare as much as it should. Rishi Sunak has stated that he is going to be doing everything he can to boost the economy, but at the end of the day, he is not doing what he should be, which is investing in the one industry which is keeping everyone going right now. Some believe that the investments that he is making will really help to spur on economic growth, which is what people need right now. He believes that by doing this, he can make the country more resilient while also saving lives.


The Chancellor should know that we entered the current pandemic with over 40,000 vacancies for nursing in England. It is incredibly disappointing to see that he has absolutely no measures designed to address the long-standing issue that revolves around recruitment and retention. This includes pay and even staffing. If issues like this keep on going unnoticed then it looks like even more issues are going to arise and this is not going to be good for anyone. At the end of the day, this is going to affect those who work in a nurse agency the most because they are not going to be able to fill the vacancies they have. If you work in any kind of nursing recruitment agency then this is going to affect you as well, because of the knock-on effect of pay and staffing. Steps need to be taken right now to try and address the structural issues that are going to crop up because if not, then this will pose as even bigger problems in the future.

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