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Plan to end NHS reliance on foreign medics could backfire, Hunt told

Presidents of two medical royal colleges warn health secretary his move poses a ‘major risk’ and has demoralised overseas staff already in the NHS Leading doctors are warning Jeremy Hunt that his plan to make the NHS “self-sufficient” with homegrown medics will not work and poses “a major risk” to the health service. In a letter to the Guardian, the presidents of two of the profession’s medical royal colleges tell the health secretary that his move has demoralised overseas doctors already working in the NHS and could deprive it of the long-established supply of foreign medics upon whom it depends.
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