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Recruiting and retaining NHS staff

EDM (Early Day Motion) 199: tabled on 22 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges there is a staffing crisis in the National Health Service, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic but predating it; recognises the intense pressure on healthcare staff, who having worked incredibly hard during the pandemic now face the vast challenge of clearing the backlog of care caused by it; regrets that many are now leaving NHS employment or actively considering it; notes the years of pay freezes and below-inflation pay rises and the spread of in-work poverty in the NHS; therefore calls for a decent pay rise for NHS staff aimed at boosting recruitment and retention, particularly during the cost of living crisis; urges the Government to act sooner rather than later; and further calls for embedding the real living wage as a benchmark and a dedicated retention package focused on encouraging existing, experienced NHS staff at all levels to stay in post.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
North East Fife
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
Richmond Park
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
Kingston and Surbiton
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
Bath
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morgan, Helen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2022
North Shropshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2022
Ceredigion
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2022
Belfast South
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2022
Easington
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2022
Huddersfield
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 23 June 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2022
Warrington North
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Walsall South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Birkenhead
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Bootle
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 27 June 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Sheffield South East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Cynon Valley
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Preston
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Wansbeck
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2022
Lagan Valley
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Salford and Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Blackley and Broughton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Dagenham and Rainham
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Knowsley
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 30 June 2022
Islington North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2022
Worthing West
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 30 June 2022
North Down
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2022
Ealing, Southall
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2022
Middlesbrough
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
West Lancashire
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
Coventry South
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2022
Edinburgh West
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Norwich South
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2022
Battersea
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2022
Nottingham East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Leeds Central
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2022
Twickenham
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.