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MillionPlus and other sector voices call for a cross-government health education taskforce

19 Feb 2024

Alongside other sector voices, MillionPlus is calling for a cross-government health education taskforce to aid delivery of the NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan.

With the latest UCAS data showing applications are down for medicine, nursing and midwifery courses, leaders from the higher education sector are calling for a new taskforce to effectively deliver NHS England’s Long-Term Workforce Plan.

In a jointly-written letter sent to the Secretaries of State for Education and Health, a coalition of university mission groups and educators have called on the government to convene a new ministerial taskforce to ensure greater collaboration between relevant government departments, the NHS, and healthcare educators on the ground.

Read the letter in full here.