PressTV-UK accused of ‘brain drain’ by new health plan

A plan by British government to strengthen its health service in the upcoming five years has been heavily criticized as it seeks to hire medical staff from developing countries on a massive scale.

Nursing leaders warned Monday, hours after Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her five-year budget plan for the National Health Service (NHS), that the new NHS recruitment scheme could harm health services in developing countries as it seeks to hire thousands of doctors and nurses from those countries to fill around 110,000 existing vacancies in the organization.  

Dame Donna Kinnair, acting chief executive at the Royal College of Nursing, told The Independent that May’s government was clearly evading responsibility to grow domestic doctors and nurses.

“We need immediate investment in nurse education to grow the domestic workforce. It is neither sustainable nor ethical long term to rely on other countries to provide our nurses,” said…

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