Clinicians are putting our faith in the next government to get to grips with the workforce crisis, writes Prof Andrew Goddard. At present the UK is employing over 7,000 doctors from the 57 poorest countries, writes Rachel Jenkins
It’s exasperating that when NHS staff are buckling under significant workforce shortages and growing patient need, one government department continues to ignore a quick win that could alleviate that pressure and improve patient care. (‘No-brainer’ plans to allow more foreign doctors into UK blocked by the Home Office, 4 November).
Clinicians are putting our faith in the next government to get to grips with the health and care workforce crisis. Time after time the stats show just how short of staff we really are, but anyone working on the frontline will tell you the real situation is even worse.
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