June 30, 2023
Reacting to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, Migration Watch UK Chairman Alp Mehmet said:
The NHS has over many years relied on foreign labour, including doctors and nurses to plug gaps resulting, primarily, from a failure to train and up-skill our own workforce. Recruiting from poorer countries, where there is often an even greater need, is immoral.
It really is time we trained many more young British people, paid them more and improved working conditions in order to reverse the added problem people leaving because they have had enough.
Expanding medical training for British students was a goal of Migration Watch UK’s Cut Immigration campaign, which has gained over 40,000 signatures. Find out more here.