Boris Johnson pledges to recruit 50,000 nurses and set 50million extra GP surgery appointments a year in Tory manifesto

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BORIS Johnson has pledged to recruit 50,000 more nurses and set 50million extra GP surgery appointments a year in his blockbuster blueprint for Britain.

The PM will turbocharge our ailing NHS by spending 759m on nurse recruiting and training in his first year at No10 alone.

Boris Johnson has vowed to recruit 50,000 new nurses in his blockbuster blueprint for Britain

BLOCKBUSTER BLUEPRINT

He will plunge a further 399m into creating more appointments for Brits in the same year, his manifesto pledges.

Mr Johnson has spent much of his time in office on a policy blitz with a particular emphasis on turbocharging the NHS with a 13bn funding pledge.

In September he vowed to breathe life into our ailing health service with 40 hospitals – many in Leave areas – earmarked for a revamp.

He promised money for the biggest programme of hospital building in a generation which will come from the billions saved in EU contributions after Brexit.

Part of the package is 200m to replace ageing MRI, CT and breast cancer scanners.

Separately, Mr Johnson will also give scientists 200m to develop treatments for cancer, dementia and other illnesses.

It will allow science companies to scale up and expand by commercialising their discoveries.

FREE HOSPITAL CAR PARKING

The Tories have also promised to ensure parking is free at hospitals so that patients and their loved ones dont have to worry about mounting penalties as they get treatment.

In an effort to add to the ranks of the NHS, visas for nurses will be halved in cost and fast-tracked under new immigration plans.

The NHS visa will be part of his blueprint for a points-based immigration system after Britain leaves the EU – designed to adapt to the changing needs of the UK economy.

Under the scheme, the cost of a visa for health professionals would be halved from 928 to 464, while applicants would be guaranteed a decision within two weeks.

Applicants coming to work in the NHS would receive preferential treatment with extra points under the points-based system, and no cap on numbers entering through the NHS route.

They would also be able to pay back the cost of the immigration health surcharge through their salary if the charge is not already covered by the NHS trust offering the job.

Mr Johnson will tell voters today: With new policies to cut the cost of living, support our fantastic NHS staff, help parents juggling childcare and work, and invest in a massive programme of infrastructure across the whole country we are offering hope and optimism where the Labour party only offer hate and division.

Boris Johnson has pledged to turbocharge the NHS
Boris will promise to make car parking free for all NHS patients

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