Migration Watch UK Comment on Migration Advisory Committee's report on the shortage occupation list and nurses


March 24, 2016

Commenting, Mr Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

This report confirms all that we have been saying. The need for foreign nurses is a clear result of the disgraceful failure of governments to train the nurses we need. We keep being told that the NHS would collapse without immigration. The truth is that immigration has permitted a long term failure of planning for the training of the medical staff we need. There is huge demand among young Britons to train as nurses but thousands of British applicants are turned away each year due to a limit on places.

Read the MAC's report



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