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Jeremy Hunt’s doctor training places won’t solve current NHS crisis | Letters

Jeremy Hunt tells us he will boost the number of UK-trained medics by the simple expedient of increasing the number of training places (Hunt promises to end NHS reliance on overseas doctors, 4 October). We need more doctors right now to fill the many gaps in medical cover, a problem which will be exacerbated by his unworkable new contract for junior doctors. Mr Hunt has ignored advice to increase recruitment to address our current issues, but has no trouble finding the money if it can be used to replace our hard-working overseas colleagues, without whom the NHS would have collapsed.
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