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Overseas GP recruitment scheme highlights the Government's failure

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The comment "This overseas recruitment, in itself, is not a bad policy from NHS England. It is almost admirable that they recognise there is an emergency in general practice and they need urgent measures that will benefit practices immediately – not in four or five years." is tosh! - Of course it's bad - it represents the 'rape and pillage' of other healthcare systems which have trained their doctors presumably so that thy can support patients in their own country. Or have we farmed out training elsewhere? (Which countries out there are currently training more doctors than they need so they can spare these to prop up the NHS? - My guess is that there are NONE and that for whatever reason - likely economic - some choose to work abroad - not exactly the best of recruitment and retention!) No wonder there is not going to be a condition of medical training in the UK that the new doctors say in the NHS for n years - that would be hypocracy...wouldn't it!?

Posted date

04 Sep 2017

Posted time

10:53am

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