Thursday, 29 November 2018

Health Secretary Matt Hancock deletes '1,000 more GPs' claim after statistics watchdog censure

Health Secretary Matt Hancock deletes '1,000 more GPs' claim after statistics watchdog censure The health secretary has deleted claims of a “terrific” increase of 1,000 GPs joining the NHS in just three months, after being censured by the government statistics watchdog.

Matt Hancock made the claimed in a tweet last week and was widely criticised by doctors and health groups who said he was misleading the public, as the actual figures showed qualified doctor numbers fell.

Those figures were also drastically inflated by the new intake of junior doctors who started GP specialty training in August. The Independent

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