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The NHS has always relied on Asian GPs, and will need them even more in future

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My belief has always been, if you haven't paid in you shouldn't be allowed to take out, that includes benefits as well as health care. Care shouldn't be charged AFTER it has been received, migrants should have insurance before care is offered. A free for all cannot be sustained. Whilst Asian doctors may be good at their job, it is their language skills that are the problem fro many patients, but may not include all asian doctors. Many have very strong dialects and talk too fast which makes them hard to understand, with patients being uneasy about constantly asking then to repeat what they have said. I have met many Asian doctors that speak better English that some English doctors. I do find it worrying that finding an English 'born and bred doctor' has become almost an impossibility. For this reason I worry that our own doctors are set aside because when a job becomes vacant, Asian consultants will employ another Asian doctor with the English doctors having little hope of getting a job, I would like to know where they all go? Flipping the coin, I suspect doctors generally, do not get a good deal, are not appreciated and are expected to be the 'be all end all' in health care.

Posted date

23 Nov 2013

Posted time

10:38am

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