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UK’s NHS turns to India for nurses and doctors immigration

Posted on March 3, 2016
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Last month, Y-Axis reported on the shortage of key positions in nursing and medical care in the UK and its state funded scheme. UK is depending on immigration from India of nurses and doctors to try to fill many openings in its state supported National Health Service (NHS). However, negative impacting regulations and changing visa rules have been making the British medical scheme less interesting for Indian specialists.

Data shows serious NHS staff deficits with a larger part of NHS trusts across Britain compelled to depend on overseas nations like India and the Philippines for skilled nurses and doctors immigration. In any case, visa changes throughout the years and some recent proposed changes anticipated to start soon have been damaging the healthcare system.

Recent figures show that between 2013 and 2015, nursing opportunities had increased by 50% and open positions for muses had shot-up by 60%. Interestingly, the number of new Indian specialists enlisting with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK dropped from 3,640 in 2004 to only 534 a year ago. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing rebuked poor workforce planning for the deficit issues.

A Department of Health declaration said that Indian nurses are in need and that is the reason there are now more than 29,600 additional clinical staff, including more than 10,600 extra doctors and more than 10,600 extra attendants on NHS wards subsequent to May 2010. There are more than 50,000 nurses as of now in preparing. In any case, they realize that a great deal more should be done to ensure that the NHS keeps on having the right number of staff in training on hospital wards so that patients get top notch care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Historically, the NHS has regularly turned to India to meet staff deficits also to expand the number of nurses and doctors, guaranteeing that overseas skilled nurses and doctors immigration make positive commitments to the UK healthcare system.

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    i am a professor of orthopedics working in india. i have an m.s. degree in orthopaedics and a short term fellowship from university hospital wales u.k.
    i am interested in working in the u.k.
    what are my opportunities there.

    • Y-Axis

      Dear Saheel Maajid, Thank You for your interest.
      Please e-mail us your contact details to One of our consultants will contact you within 24 hours.
      Alternatively, call us at 7670 800 000 for immediate assistance.

      Y-Axis Overseas Careers.


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