Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dramatic decreasing of UK nurses from EU

After a historic vote of Brexit in the last summer, several changes has come in the UK. Among them, an issue of immigration is often focused. The UK had accepted a large number of immigrants so far. They have considerably contributed to the British economy and society. But, this situation will not be sustainable.

For example, the number of EU applies to work in the UK as a nurse is rapidly decreasing. In this April, only 46 applied from EU while there were 1,304 last July.

International Business Times: Number of EU nurses applying to work in UK has slumped by 96% since Brexit vote

The UK has been recognized as a resort for health workers. Many health care providers were willing to work in the UK. However, the current unclear situation seems to make potential workers hesitate to enter the UK. It is quite natural, I think.

As some politicians say, the UK government has to guarantee the position of current workers from the EU. In addition, it is necessary to keep the numbers of skilled workers, regardless of their home, for the future. To be honest, I am doubtful Brexit lovers exactly prospected this issue before the poll.

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