* A further addendum to the longest suicide note in History ; e.g. the Ruling Elite’s betrayal of Britiain’s national Independence and sovereignity. *
Gleaned from the Usury supporting, Daily collaboration with the EU Mail editions of 18 and 20th.December.
80,000 UK students are told they can’t train as a nurse: Thousands can’t get on courses despite four in five new NHS workers being foreign
- Nurses in their 40s who left to start families can’t find jobs to return to
- It has emerged that it costs NHS £70,000 to train a nurse for three years
- But for the same amount it can hire three qualified foreigners
- Hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses last year
- Estimated there are 100,000 applicants a year for 20,000 training places in
- Government has cut number of places, from 20,829 in 2009/10 to 17,219 in 2012/13 – although it rose last year to 19,206
Foreign nurses are undoubtedly filling a need, but concerns have been raised about why that need arose in the first place. There are also worries over the ability of foreign-trained medical staff to do the job in hand, because of shortcomings in their language skills or training. One of Britain’s leading doctors, Lord Winston, said three years ago that his own experience working abroad had shown him that nurses from Eastern Europe were not used to communicating with doctors or patients.
‘That communication between the patient and the professional is of vital importance,’ he said. ‘We run the risk of losing it with this issue of nurses who can’t speak the English language.’
Some patients, meanwhile, claim they have mistakenly been given food by nurses who do not understand ‘nil by mouth’, while others have resorted to using sign language to communicate with those caring for them.
All of this, as we shall see, is because of poor forward-planning by NHS pen-pushers who chose to save their own jobs rather than those of frontline staff.
Howard Catton, head of policy at the Royal College of Nursing, says: ‘The reliance on foreign nurses is absolutely symptomatic of the failure to properly secure the supply of nurses that we as a country need — it is a boom-and-bust policy.
‘It is also incredibly risky to rely on nurses coming from overseas as a permanent solution because you don’t know how long people will stay. They may decide to settle, but an awful lot of folk may come for a short period of time and then go back. So there are significant risks if you are planning your workforce on the basis of people coming from abroad.’
It would, of course, be wholly wrong to ignore the vital contribution made by foreign-born doctors and nurses to the functioning of the NHS. Over the decades, medics from across the world have come to this country bringing with them their expertise and a willingness to work in a highly pressured and often under-resourced environment.
To understand what has gone wrong it is necessary to turn the clock back to 2009, when 17,571 English-trained nurses joined the register having completed their three-year, state-funded degree courses in this country.But the recent surge in nurse numbers from abroad is causing deep consternation within the medical community, because it once again demonstrates the inability of the NHS either to plan ahead, or to get the most from the billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money it spends each year.
The following year that number slumped by almost 2,000, falling further still in the following two years as NHS bureaucrats attempted to balance the books.
‘In 2010, everyone in health was aware that efficiency savings needed to be found,’ explains Mr Catton.
‘We were told they would be made by cutting waste and cutting bureaucracy, but we were very concerned that nursing and staffing posts would be targeted as a way of making efficiency savings — history also tells us that when money is tight in the NHS, training and education is cut.’
Sure enough, nursing posts that became vacant were left unfilled, while money allocated for training nurses was cut with the effect that from 2010 to 2014, almost 10,000 training places would be lost.
The NHS can choose to invest £70k.to train a nurse for three years or spend that amount hiring three qualified foreign,non-english speaking nurses.And as the quoted report emphasises , ” History tells us that when money is tight,training and education is cut “. British Management is historically moribund,backward looking unimaginative,penny pinching and third rate.Much of what passes for ” industry ” these days in the UK is essentially run by third rate,anti-Trades Union imbeciles employing legions of target driven,kowtowing non-english speaking servile lackeys.