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Posted By: GUEST,This cookie issue..
25-Jun-15 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Deporting poorly paid nurses
Subject: RE: BS: Deporting poorly paid nurses
Just a point regarding "why nurses?"

Possibly because despite the shortage, both political parties rattled on in the election about pledges to magic thousands of nurses out of thin air.

This Home Office idea of not playing game with one of their own pledges is what is being highlighted here. As ever, quality and safety of people at their most vulnerable is merely a side issue, as is the upheaval and uprooting of families.

Regardless of income, rules changed last year over bringing dependent relatives over. Many doctors from the Sub India region have aged parents to deal with and hitherto, if they could demonstrate that they could care for them and not be a burden, they could be included on the visa / work permit. Now they can't, resulting in a few hundred having to leave their posts when work permits are due for review.

We also have the ludicrous situation of, for instance, a registrar doctor who has lived here for years, paid taxes, raised their family here, having to physically leave whilst applying for a new post that they will probably get anyway. Cost of flights and two months living in a hotel near Mumbai airport....   

Home Office and Dept of Health aren't that far between each other. I could walk it in minutes.....