TWO THIRDS OF DRS COME FROM ABROAD & ALMOST 50% OF NURSES - page 2

just wondered if anybody read the article in the mail on sunday which stated that here in uk 'of the 27,228 new drs registered -17,718 were foreign and that was 27% higher than 2003' 'of the... Read More

  1. by   safewaygreenbox
    Quote from cariad
    and I have already gone!!!!!
    and we dont get the sunday mail here to read the article!!!!!
    Where are you and do you like it

    Kay the 2nd
  2. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Thanks for doing that i haven't a clue how to do it lol
  3. by   madwife2002
    Quote from safewaygreenbox
    Where are you and do you like it

    Kay the 2nd

    She is in the Virgin Isles I think and it sounds like heaven, Just what the dr ordered me thinks
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from madwife2002
    Thanks for doing that i haven't a clue how to do it lol

    just cut and paste
  5. by   safewaygreenbox
    Quote from madwife2002
    She is in the Virgin Isles I think and it sounds like heaven, Just what the dr ordered me thinks

    At the risk of sounding really thick :uhoh21: are the Virgin Isles part of the US?

    Kay the 2nd
  6. by   safewaygreenbox
    Just found the answer to my own question -

    Quote (In the great tradition of diversity which sets the United States apart from scores of other nation's populations, the U.S. has three additional resources to celebrate its status as a "melting pot" of culture and ethnicity: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. These three virgin Island gems - comprising the official U.S. territory while at the same time geographically part of the Caribbean)

    Looks nice too but I bet its expensive.

    Kay the 2nd
  7. by   cariad
    we are 1,000 miles south of miami, 95 miles from puerto rico. not as cheap as the states because its an island, but theres less tax to pay, we only pay vi taxes not stateside or purchase tax like there is in usa. we are a territory of the us......not a state!!!
    perpetual sunshine except for the hurricanes!
    its 0920 and 85 degrees, usualy mid seventies thru the night. nice life if you can get it.

    Quote from safewaygreenbox
    Just found the answer to my own question -

    Quote (In the great tradition of diversity which sets the United States apart from scores of other nation's populations, the U.S. has three additional resources to celebrate its status as a "melting pot" of culture and ethnicity: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. These three virgin Island gems - comprising the official U.S. territory while at the same time geographically part of the Caribbean)

    Looks nice too but I bet its expensive.

    Kay the 2nd
  8. by   Dawn27
    The cynic in me would also like to point out that this is all party political bickering and point scoring, we are in an election year, probably May. The daily mail is tory through and through and the story is probably run to discredit any labour claims to be improving numbers of medical staff in the NHS
  9. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Dawn27
    The cynic in me would also like to point out that this is all party political bickering and point scoring, we are in an election year, probably May. The daily mail is tory through and through and the story is probably run to discredit any labour claims to be improving numbers of medical staff in the NHS
    I have to admit never really thought along those lines.

    But what i have noticed myself is that the standard of nursing students we are experiencing on our ward has dropped and that nursing seems to be not attracting the nurses who have all the qualities needed. Yes i know I will attract raised eyebrows from this statement but it seem to me standards have dropped to allow for decrease in applicants!!
    I also have to say that every so often a star shines through and you get a fabulous student who can communicate effectively and talk to the patients as though they were human beings, can risk manage care, can implement care after correct assessment, can think ahead, has knowledge re basic needs and is a wonderful addition to the ward team, and finally even presents themselves in a clean tidy, professional manner.
    A student said to me last week after I had organised for a R/C pt to attend mass, " what is a catholic, is it some sort of funny religion". I advised the student that as religion played a important part of a lot of peoples lives that she should research religions and the important role religion plays in hospital, for patients.

    Sorry stepping off soap box :uhoh21:
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    They are not working where I am but I do know of another hospital downtown that is 75% foregin doctors and a large percentage of foregin nurses. I hear communication is tough down there.
  11. by   letina
    Quote from Dawn27
    The cynic in me would also like to point out that this is all party political bickering and point scoring, we are in an election year, probably May. The daily mail is tory through and through and the story is probably run to discredit any labour claims to be improving numbers of medical staff in the NHS

    Aw, c'mon, you can't argue with the facts and figures. At the risk of getting rotten eggs thrown at me from any staunch socialists out there, it doesn't really need The Daily Mail to discredit Labour's claims, you just have to take a look around.

    I know, I know, sometimes it's best to keep our political opinions to ourselves :stone
  12. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    They are not working where I am but I do know of another hospital downtown that is 75% foregin doctors and a large percentage of foregin nurses. I hear communication is tough down there.

    Yes..lots of foreign docs and nurses in the US as well and accurate communication is a HUGE problem. Primary English speaking nurses get the extra job of functioning as interpretor between the ESL staff and frustrated patients patients who don't understand them, nor do they feel understood.

    But this is a fact of life here now and isn't going to change. so we either put up with it or we leave.
  13. by   elnski
    Im just one of the 44% overseas nurses...but i wont stay very long.... not until im done w/ my europen tour... HIK!!

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