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British nursing hopefuls are turned away as NHS recruits migrants, think-tank claims 

Added 03-04-21 03:36:03am EST - “During the pandemic last year, 23,000 UK applicants for nursing courses were turned down. And since 2010, more than half (348,000) of 650,000 UK applicants were turned away.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “British nursing hopefuls 'turned away as NHS recruits migrants'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Hundreds of thousands of British nursing hopefuls have been rejected while the NHS has recruited from abroad, a report said yesterday.

And since 2010, more than half (348,000) of 650,000 UK applicants were turned away, the Migration Watch UK think-tank report said.

The report said the NHS's tendency to recruit migrants may be because they earn around a fifth less than nurses trained in Britain.

Alp Mehmet, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'It is utterly unacceptable that so many UK-based nursing candidates have been rejected while the NHS has been encouraged from the top to recruit many thousands of nurses from overseas, partly to save costs.

Hundreds of thousands of British nursing hopefuls have been rejected while the NHS has recruited from abroad, a report said yesterday (file image)

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