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NHS recruits far too many foreign workers

NHS recruits far too many foreign workers

NHS recruits far too many foreign workers

NHS recruits far too many foreign workers

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  • Too many foreigners are being hired by the UK for positions in the NHS, said Sir Keir Starmer.
  • The Labor leader urged for more hiring from within the UK. In England, 34% of new medical professionals into the health system last year were foreign-born.

Too many foreigners are being hired by the UK for positions in the NHS, said Sir Keir Starmer.  The Labor leader urged for more hiring from within the UK and said that immigration was not the answer to a labor shortage.

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A month earlier, two deaths at a Glasgow hospital were connected to staffing difficulties, according to recent data.

Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf expects this winter to be “one of the most difficult NHS Scotland has faced”.

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The NHS in Scotland has almost 6,000 open nursing and midwifery positions, whereas the English health system is reportedly experiencing its worst-ever staffing crisis.

In England, 34% of new medical professionals into the health system last year were foreign-born, up from 18% in 2014.

This winter, the SNP-led government in Scotland will spend £8 million employing 750 nurses and midwives from abroad.

Labor has pledged to add 7,500 more medical students per year if it wins the next general election.

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According to Sir Keir in an interview with media, these people would undergo training for the NHS “from here.”

Asked how many people he would be prepared to let into the country under a managed migration plan, he said: “We don’t want open borders. Freedom of movement has gone and it’s not coming back.

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“So that means fair rules, firm rules, a points-based system.

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“What I would like to see is the numbers go down in some areas. I think we’re recruiting too many people from overseas into, for example, the health service.

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“But on the other hand, if we need high-skilled people in innovation in tech to set up factories etc, then I would encourage that.”

The Labor leader claimed that he regularly discusses the NHS’s challenges with his wife Victoria, who also works for the organization.

When asked what she believed to be the NHS’s issue, Sir Keir responded, “We don’t have enough personnel.”

He responded, “I think that we should be training individuals in our nation,” when asked if immigration should be used to address that problem.

Although immigration is necessary, the nation also needs to invest in its own human capital.

Following criticism of Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s statements regarding immigrants from lawmakers and advocacy organizations, Sir Keir made his remarks.

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