Are nurses being imported to the UK? - page 4

I i Are Nurses being imported to the UK? I do not know if the Telegraph is a reliable newspaper. I find this concerning, the reason being, from what I have read Nurses in the UK are not... Read More

  1. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from fitz the viking
    Yes is the answer here. recently taken delivery of nearly 50 spanish and portugese nurses. still have 15 registered nurse vacancies on our ward.
    Difference being they are both in the EU and easy for them to work opposed to getting someone who needs sponsorship for work permit
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  2. Visit  fitz the viking profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Difference being they are both in the EU and easy for them to work opposed to getting someone who needs sponsorship for work permit
    very true. But general point of home grown war spirited british nurses are thin on the ground.
  3. Visit  mmsparkle profile page
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    Yes - we are looking to Portugal and Phillipines currently to fill critical care posts.
  4. Visit  skylark profile page
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    Quote from fitz the viking
    very true. But general point of home grown war spirited british nurses are thin on the ground.
    Shouldn't someone be asking why?
    My set from when I trained was 22 nurses, and only 3 are still in the UK. I don't know if that a typical ratio, but I certainly feel that recruitment and retention folk should be wondering why.
    If we wanted to have a class reunion we would likely need to go to Australia as that is where most of them are.
    A few of us crossed the pond as well, and when I am back in England the comment I hear most is nurses asking what its like in the States and telling me they want to move here.


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