4,000 EU medical doctors left Britain after Brexit: Report 

4,000 EU medical doctors left Britain after Brexit: Report 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


EU Medical doctors [Photo Credit: Notes From Poland]

Britain’s exit from the European Union has diminished the variety of European medical doctors working within the Nationwide Well being Service by greater than 4,000, a research discovered on Monday.

Nonetheless, analysis by the Nuffield Belief think-tank notably factors to shortages of anaesthetists, paediatricians, psychiatrists, coronary heart and lung specialists.

Based on the research, round 37,000 medical doctors from European international locations have been working in Britain in 2021.

Brexit had led to slower recruitment of medical workers. With out it, Britain would at the moment have round 41,300 European medical doctors, nearly 4,300 greater than now.

Since Britain left the European Union, specialists want work visas related to excessive prices and cumbersome forms.

Even when extra Britons have been educated medical doctors, the present scarcity would take time to unravel due to the size of time it takes to qualify within the medical occupation, Kitty Mohan of the British Medical Affiliation stated.

In the meantime, Britain’s NHS is chronically underfunded and understaffed.

There’s an general scarcity of greater than 10,500 medical doctors in England.


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