Tag: NHS

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Boris Johnson Taken to Intensive Care With COVID-19

UK Prime Minister Taken to Hospital With Coronavirus Last night, news broke that the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been taken to intensive care. This came shortly after recent revelations that he, too, had contracted symptoms of COVID-19 and...

NHS Staff Have Visas Extended In COVID-19 Crisis

Migrant nurses, doctors, paramedics and healthcare professionals in the NHS will see their visas automatically renewed for another year, the government has confirmed.   With many migrant NHS workers due to see their visas run out...

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Let Refugee Doctors Help, Charity Pleads

Charity RefuAid is appealing to the UK government to let refugee doctors living in Britain to assist in the coronavirus pandemic. The charity is asking for medics to be speedily or temporarily registered as practising doctors, claiming that out of...

Racism Against Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

NHS nurse Reizel Quaichon has spoken out after being abused due to the colour of her skin. Reizel posted on Facebook to bring awareness to the horrific incident and highlight just how traumatic it is to be a victim of hate crime. Xenophobic abuse of...

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The Coronavirus Crisis Ignites Racial Hatred

The coronavirus has now been declared a global crisis by the World Health Organisation and, quite naturally, the world is anxious about the possibility of the disease spreading. However, what is lost in the panic is the experience of blame...

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Migrants and the NHS: The Real Cost

The Conservatives have claimed an increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) of £625 has the potential to bring in over £500 million annually. However, without robust statistics or evidence calculating such a figure, is this just another way...

Don’t Be Fooled, the Tories’ “NHS Visa” is Nothing New

Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged a new ‘NHS visa’ route in a bid to attract more doctors and nurses from abroad to tackle the growing workforce crisis in the sector. However, to what extent is the proposed route ‘new’ and why could it...