The NHS will be “self-sufficient” within 10 years and not have to rely on foreign doctors, Jeremy Hunt will say on Tuesday.
The Health Secretary will use his speech to the Conservative Party conference to announce plans to train up to 1,500 more doctors a year in England.
Mr Hunt will end the 6,000-a-year cap on medical school students, allowing numbers to grow by as much as a quarter in 2018 and ensuring all young people with the capability to train as a doctor have the chance to do so.
No, not the anti-foreigner bit, but the lifting of the artificial cap.
Except, of course, it should have been done decades ago. When it became obvious that the women flooding into the profession where then going to go part time for decades on end.
You know, if your’re going to plan something and the staff to do it then, umm, you really ought to plan, shouldn’t you?