In Parliament today, Black Country MP John Spellar said that: ‘The COVID Pandemic has revealed how shockingly dependent this country has become on other countries to train our medical workforce – and the previous neglect of training.’

In Education Questions, Spellar asked Secretary of State Gavin Williamson to ‘prioritise a rapid and substantial increase in training places in our universities and colleges.’ He emphasised that this was needed ‘to provide career opportunities for our youngsters’ as well as to increase staff levels.

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John Spellar: Thank you Mr Speaker. The COVID Pandemic has revealed how shockingly dependent this country has become on other countries to train our medical workforce – and the previous neglect of training. Will the Minister now prioritise a rapid and substantial increase in training places in our universities and colleges – and capital funding for virtual reality training for doctors, nurses and other medical personnel. Not only to staff our NHS, but also to provide career opportunities for our youngsters.

Gavin Williamson: I think the Rt. Hon. Gentleman makes a very important and thoughtful point in his question. It is really important that we look at different ways in which we can expand the capacity to train doctors and nurses and all those who are working in the caring professions. I look forward to working very closely with my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health in order to be able to deliver on that.

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