Responding to the pledge made by Labour Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves on funding increased nursing and medical places, Universities UK said:
We welcome this significant commitment from the Labour Party to invest in the next generation of doctors and nurses. Universities have been calling for additional funding to support the expansion in medical and nursing places needed for the NHS and the future health of the nation.
This expansion in student numbers would need investment in infrastructure, teaching staff and practice placements. We would be happy to work with the Labour Party to set out the steps needed to make this ambitious policy a reality.