london: new rules designed to safeguard jobs for british trainee nurses could mean that thousands of foreign nurses already employed here are forced out of work.
with as many as 80 per cent of nursing graduates unable to find work, the government has with effect from yesterday removed nursing from its list of professions that bypass immigration rules.
this means that overseas nurses will be given a job only if no suitable applicants come forward from britain or europe. but the change also applies to existing nurses from overseas once they reach the end of their contracts.
"we're very concerned about what's going to happen to those nurses who are already working over here," said a spokesman for the royal college of nursing.
full story: foreign nurses face the axe in britain
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Aug 30, '06
Its different in countries across the world... Does every new grad get work... having worked in a few countries and have seen reality on the ground .. this is a fact and there is no point having a head in the sand attitude ...
global economies are forcing migration, people wanting a better life, who knows the trend may reverse as is today, to that of China or India..
we are moaning and groaning of the jobs we loose to these countries and the brain gain these countries have started to experience
Nurses leave the UK to go to the US, why? for better money, why do nurses from Philipines and India come to the UK, simple.... money.........
need I say more
Last edit by tomskm on Aug 30, '06