Tory pledge to bolster GP surgery staff set to be broken, say health leaders

Only 9,500 of the promised 26,000 extra personnel for practices in England have been recruited

A manifesto pledge to hire 26,000 extra health professionals to work in GP surgeries is set to be broken by the government, health leaders have warned, leaving family doctors straining under a heavier workload.

About 9,500 of the promised physiotherapists, pharmacists, mental health therapists and other clinical staff so far have been recruited to help GPs and practice nurses.

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