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17th June 2005, 08:11
German Doctors (http://society.guardian.co.uk/NHSstaff/story/0,7991,1508526,00.html)

17th June 2005, 10:54
30% of Doctors in the NHS got their training from overseas (France and Germany the figure is 5%).

Some Sub-Saharan African countries are desperate for staff

From news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4100892.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4100892.stm)

Last month, UK doctors warned in the Lancet that the UK was crippling sub-Saharan Africa's healthcare system by poaching its staff.

BMA chairman James Johnson said the consequences of poaching on the developing world were "absolutely catastrophic".

"There are large areas of Africa where there are no health workers of any kind," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"The countries of the developed world have helped themselves liberally to doctors and nurses from the developing world for very many years."

Lucifer Box
17th June 2005, 10:56
Just give 'em yoor fooking money you coonts. It'll be alright then.

Bob Geldof, KBE.

17th June 2005, 12:09
... and my neibour is Gunther von Hagens:(

17th June 2005, 12:18
Dear Zathras999,

Gobal economy at its best. It is good and right we poach 3rd world countries medical staff, leaving their people to die in agony, so that the government here can save money on staff wages, and send the savings to Africa as aid, to prevent the people of Africa from dying in agony due to medical shortages. It's only fair and sensible.


Tony Blair.