Labour challenges Tories over £100m for training practices

Labour today challenged the Conservatives over the £100 million it plans to spend to transform 600 English surgeries into training practices.

Ben Bradshaw (Photograph:BP Photography)
Ben Bradshaw (Photograph:BP Photography)

The pledge was made by health minister for GPs Ben Bradshaw in a recent letter to shadow Conservative health secretary Andrew Lansley.

Labour ministers today wrote to their Conservative counterparts asking whether they would support David Cameron’s cuts to key investment projects that Labour has brought forward to help the UK through the current economic downturn.

The Tories voted against the government’s pre-budget report which introduced the measures.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

Editors' Blog
Revealed: Gordon Brown's new year resolution for 2009

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Just published

GP on phone in recorded consultation assessment

Consultation skills to help GP trainees pass the RCA

Dr Afsar Rizvi highlights the key skills GP trainees need to master in order to pass...

Wes Streeting

Labour promises same GP 'each appointment' and face-to-face access if patients want it

A Labour government would offer patients the chance to see 'the same doctor each...

Man wearing mask on train

UK faces serious threat from flu and COVID-19 'twindemic' this winter

There are strong indications the UK faces a dangerous 'twindemic' of COVID-19 and...

NHS sign outside a building

PCN contract overhaul defers two-week appointment target until April 2023

NHS England has announced changes to the network contract DES, including deferring...

Coins

NHS sets out priorities for extra GP funding this winter

Integrated care boards could target extra funding for general practice at phone systems,...

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves

Labour promises to double medical school places with tax cut reversal

A Labour government would double medical school places with funding raised from reversing...