"The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it"
Aneurin Bevan

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Theresa May hates the NHS Too

She must, considering her ill thought out immigration cap. Here's what Karen Charman, the head of NHS employment services says (from the Guardian's Andrew Sparrow):
NHS Employers is concerned that the manner in which the new immigration cap has been constructed will have a disproportionately adverse affect on the ability of the NHS to recruit.

The intra-company transfer route is not available to the NHS and as such a 25 per cent reduction has effectively been applied to the supply of visas available. This is the maximum reduction as recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee which led us to express concerns last week. We remain concerned that this substantial reduction in staff supply may adversely affect the ability to deliver patient care in many NHS trusts.

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