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Hunt promises affordable homes and flexible hours to retain NHS staff

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 03 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4577
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. Manchester

Healthcare staff in England will be offered first refusal to buy affordable housing built on surplus NHS land that is sold off, the health secretary has announced.

In his speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 3 October Jeremy Hunt also announced plans to offer NHS staff new flexible working hours arrangements to boost recruitment and retention. Hunt said that the approach, which would use a new app, would be piloted in 12 trusts from next year.

Alongside this, Hunt set out an ambitious …

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