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Curious - 2017-11-22
In response to Re Going down, down, down (Taffy)

Hi
You imply that medical care is good in England. Was just reading the article below. Do you feel a difference since the Brexit referendum? Do you feel the staffing shortages? Or is it just a newspaper article?


Long before Brexit, the N.H.S. suffered from chronic staffing shortages, and today the country has 40,000 nursing vacancies. But recruiting nurses from the European Union had helped plug the gap — especially in London, where the share of nurses from the Continent is about 14 percent, or twice the national average. King’s College Hospital, the massive institution where Ms. Pardela works, is short of 528 nurses and midwives, and 318 doctors.


This uncertainty is one reason that some European health care professionals are either leaving, or thinking about leaving. In the year following the referendum, almost 10,000 quit the N.H.S. The number of nurses from other European Union countries registering to practice in Britain has dropped by almost 90 percent.


During the Brexit campaign, an argument about the N.H.S. helped tip a tight vote. Brexit advocates said leaving the European Union would allow the government to repatriate 350 million pounds a week from Brussels — about $463 million at current exchange rates — and spend it on health care. It was a powerful promise, plastered in bold across the side of a campaign bus — but it was false: Britain pays only about £166 million a week net into the European budget and there was little chance that even a lesser amount would go solely to the N.H.S.


Brexit is forcing a stark reassessment in every department. In the emergency room, Cyril Noël, a French doctor, is wrestling with how a country he loved rejected him. He describes the grieving process as the Five Stages of Brexit. In critical care, Georg Auzinger, an Austrian physician, has built a world-class facility but now worries about finding enough doctors and nurses.
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Re Trump’s name is coming off his SoHo hotel as politics weigh on president’s brand -- Not Trump hinself -- 2017-11-27
Re: Re Trump’s name is coming off his SoHo hotel as politics weigh on president’s brand -- Arthur -- 2017-11-27
Re: Re Trump’s name is coming off his SoHo hotel as politics weigh on president’s brand -- Not Trump himself -- 2017-11-27
Re Going down, down, down -- Danish Coffee -- 2017-11-22
Re Going down, down, down -- Taffy -- 2017-11-22
Re Going down, down, down -- Curious -- 2017-11-22
Re Going down, down, down -- Taffy -- 2017-11-23
Re Going down, down, down -- Danish Coffee -- 2017-11-23
Re Going down, down, down -- Taffy -- 2017-11-24
Re: Re Going down, down, down -- Curious -- 2017-11-23
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