Jeremy Hunt accused of devaluing contribution of foreign doctors to UK
Jeremy Hunt has been criticised over plans to train more homegrown physicians to make the NHS “self-sufficient” in doctors after Britain leaves the EU.
The health secretary will tell the Conservative party conference on Tuesday that UK medical schools will be allowed to offer up to 1,500 extra places a year to reduce reliance on foreign-trained medics.
Hunt will stress that foreign-trained doctors “do a fantastic job”, but that has not stopped people accusing him of devaluing their contribution and making them feel unwelcome.
Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP, compared the policy to the... read more
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