Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is in urgent need of thousands of foreign doctors to fill its vacant positions for general practitioners, the leader of Britain’s family doctors has warned.
Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Helen Stokes-Lampard, said Thursday that foreign medics had to be fast-tracked to plug GP shortages in the NHS, an organization she said was suffering from a “hemorrhaging” of existing staff.
Stokes-Lampard made the comments in an article for The Daily Telegraph. She said the NHS was already struggling with “an all-time high” record in waiting times for GP appointments.
“Unfortunately, while workload in general practice is soaring, both in terms of volume and complexity, we are hemorrhaging family doctors from the NHS,” she said, adding that the NHS should ease restrictions on the employment of foreign doctors as many GPs from abroad wanted to work in Britain but were struggling…