Just to end the discussion with Horizontally opposed: the system is totally the same also in the "land of Pavarotti", as you called it. I also underline that in Italy, the instruction is totally free of any charge until the university, and also the university have fees that are affordable by almost all the citizens.
I really don't know how it works in UK, but I suppose that is not as cheap as in Italy.
Thanks Hubertus, really appreciated your defense. Actually the national health system problems are the same all over the world. Moreover all our Country fought for their right giving us the best. The main point however is that the Lords just asked to assure the same right as before to all EU citizens. This would be disappointing for someone but it looks wise at least as an initial basis for future agreement with the EU. I'm really sorry for Horizontally opposed thinking, because all the EU citizens were not in UK because they wish to steal UK residents' job but because UK needed us for facing their health system requirements. I just ask for something clear, despite I totally understand that it's a big matter and an unknown path. I'm sorry but saying that the future is future is not enough, because as you all well know we must foresee the risks of our actions, and this is true also from the political point of view.
I know, Sceptic Monkey and Azeem Majeed, that UK is a democratic and tolerant country. I also totally understand that the citizens in a democratic country must be free to choose what they suppose it's better. However what is quite difficult to understand is the total absence of any plan for the future. I also wrote to GMC chairman and he was really frustrated by the situation. My EU colleagues and me had all the support from the UK staff and from all the patients (whatever they voted), but this uncertainty is a poison for us. Now I'm facing the difficult situation to choose: back in Italy in an University Hospital in Piedmont or risking the unknown with an University Hospital in London. I'm not thinking to myself but to my family too. I accept any advice...
I'm one of the Hematology Consultants from Italy working in NHS. I have to admit that my response to the survey was I'm leaving. The reason for this response is that as long as UK was in the EU I had the assurance to be covered by NHS. Now it's quite scaring to consider to move all my family to UK, cause nothing is clear. I'm really struggling with myself because I loved working with my colleagues, I also appreciated and did my best for my patients but I need to be reassured and none was until now able to explain what's the plan after Brexit.