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Margot Parker MEP - We need more imaginative thinking in how we train our nurses

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 7 May 2019

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I read with interest that the NHS is to begin a global recruitment drive for tens of thousands of foreign nurses.

Reports state the Philippines, India, Ireland and Australia, will be targeted.

I agree gaps in the NHS should be filled but I have repeatedly said we should be looking at fresh and radical ways to train nurses within the UK - both those starting out in the career and others who would like to re-train.

We need more imaginative thinking in how we train our nurses and be more creative about the training and opportunities we present.

The nursing degrees are often prohibitive to people for many reasons and we need to be more positive over how we can recruit nurses from this country and offer them a fair chance in training and opportunities.

 

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