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143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by shafykay(m): 3:07pm On Nov 25, 2023
New Conservatives group on the Tory Right in the United Kingdom has called for ministers to close temporary visa schemes for care workers as part of an effort to slash net migration before the presidential election scheduled for next year.

The group, said to be backed by former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, and former UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, noted that the country could no longer contain the number of migrants flooding the UK by the day.

The latest statistics indicate that 1.279 million more people have come to the UK than have exited in the last two years.

This, it was noted, has put a lot of pressure on accommodation and amenities in the past month, raising concerns among Britons.

In a recent interview, the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said net migration levels are indeed “too high” after one of his senior ministers said it was “unacceptable” that there were a record number of arrivals last year.

Net migration into the UK peaked at 745,000 in 2022, which is a record high according to revised estimates published by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday.

The data places migration levels at three times higher than before Brexit, despite a Conservative Party 2019 manifesto pledge to bring overall numbers down.

The National Health Service Trusts, on Friday, also stated that it had now become unsustainable to prop up social care with workers on visas.

The Home Office, the UK’s migration department, on Thursday, noted that 143,990 health and care worker visas were granted in the year ending September 2023.

This is more than double the 61,274 for the year to September 2022.

The top three nationalities, according to the Home Office, on these visas are Indians, Nigerians and Zimbabweans.

Nigeria has the most significant percentage increase behind Zimbabwe at 169 per cent and India, with 76 per cent.

In terms of dependents granted health and care work visas, Nigeria spiked by 329 per cent from 10,533 to 45,203.

The increase in the number of healthcare workers migrating to the UK is attributed to its cheap and easy entry migration conditions as the country faces a shortage of healthcare workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of March 2023, the number of Nigerian-trained doctors practising in the UK climbed to 11,001, according to findings by Saturday PUNCH.

This has created an unprecedented rise in non-EU immigration to the UK, mainly driven by migrants coming for work on health and care visas, according to the statistics.

Statistics also showed that health and care work visas were the most common type of work visa on which dependents came to the UK, and are driving the increase in immigration of those on work-dependent visas.

The 143,990 figure is just for main visa applicants and does not include dependents, which can grow from two per person to nine, or even ten, including extended family members.

In the temporary visa scheme, medical professionals can come to, or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier, or in adult social care, on a health and care worker visa.

Visas last for up to five years and can be extended, while partners and children can also apply to join as the main applicant’s ‘dependants’.

UK’s NHS understaffed

Meanwhile, NHS Providers which represents trusts in England has said the “understaffed health and social care system relies on the contribution of highly valued staff from overseas to keep it going”, according to a report by the UK newspaper, The Standard.

They warned that this alone is not enough, saying the domestic workforce must be given a “turbo-boost” in order to create a “sustainable, diverse, and skilled workforce for the future”.

The Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, Dr Madeleine Sumption, said the long-term solution to shortages in the care workforce is better investment in the sector and higher pay for staff, rather than a continued reliance on workers coming from abroad.

She said, “In the long run, the solution to the problems in care is not necessarily extremely high levels of care worker migration permanently, the solution is likely to involve funding the care sector so that people in the UK are willing to do the jobs.

“And I think part of the challenge the government faces is that people are coming into care and it’s really helping care employers and they’re able to provide care that they weren’t able to provide a couple of years ago and that’s having a benefit in the short run.

“But in the long run, solving the problem and actually addressing the challenge of recruitment in the care sector is really expensive, because it involves paying people enough to persuade them to do the job,” she said.

NHS Providers chief executive, Sir Julian Hartley, on his part, said, “Our understaffed health and social care system relies on the contribution of highly valued staff from overseas to keep it going. But this isn’t sustainable.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by CoronaVirusPro: 3:12pm On Nov 25, 2023
Brain drain!

Same happening in IT, and its becoming worrisome.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Racoon(m): 3:12pm On Nov 25, 2023
Go to LUTH, then know how miserable this pitiable trend is playing out on this the failed healthcare system of this nation

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by chiiraq802(m): 3:13pm On Nov 25, 2023
Nice one.
Greener pastures is a must.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by LikeAking: 3:47pm On Nov 25, 2023
Who cares?
Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by RepoMan007: 3:50pm On Nov 25, 2023
The UK is beginning to see the evil of allowing unskilled immigrants into their labour market. That's just problem for them.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by SoNature(m): 3:54pm On Nov 25, 2023
Omo, these western countries want to clean up Nigeria, leaving us with f00ls who spend 24/7 online defending bad leadership grin

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Christistruth00: 3:54pm On Nov 25, 2023
Nigeria doesn't have more than 53000 Doctors

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by LOVEALAIGBO: 4:17pm On Nov 25, 2023
Racoon:
Go to LUTH, then know how miserable this pitiable trend is playing out on this the failed healthcare system of this nation

Bros, seeing as naive Nigerians no wan get sense, which medical practitioner will see the opportunity to escape to the UK with his entire immediate family and reject it?

Personally, if i had the chance to detach Ndigbo from Nigeria, i’d grab it in a heartbeat!

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by LOVEALAIGBO: 4:19pm On Nov 25, 2023
SoNature:
Omo, these western countries want to clean up Nigeria, leaving us with f00ls who spend 24/7 online defending bad leadership grin

….leaving us with the dregs of society and their godfathers that have captured the state!

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by OmoFiditi: 4:28pm On Nov 25, 2023
That's a lie. The figure is inclusive of students and non-health professionals too..

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by SoNature(m): 4:35pm On Nov 25, 2023
LOVEALAIGBO:


….leaving us with the dregs of society and their godfathers that have captured the state!

I must confess that I love the way you perfectly captured it. 💪💪💪💪

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Dikastan: 5:05pm On Nov 25, 2023
I don't know what these guys see in UK

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by thesicilian: 5:46pm On Nov 25, 2023
Government can only cry, they can't do nothing about it until they get their acts together.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Armaggedon: 6:15pm On Nov 25, 2023
People don't read!

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Padipadi(m): 6:29pm On Nov 25, 2023
It ll soon reach 1m. Shey na country be dz Nigeria?

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by hustla(m): 6:29pm On Nov 25, 2023
Interesting

11K in the UK alone

I wonder how many Drs are in the US

grin

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by ecolime(m): 6:29pm On Nov 25, 2023
shocked

No wonder Oshodi market dey very scanty today.

I thought as much.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Padipadi(m): 6:29pm On Nov 25, 2023
Booked for people saying don't japa. I ll nuke all of you

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Tjra: 6:30pm On Nov 25, 2023
Christistruth00:


Nigeria doesn't have more than 53000 Doctors
The figures include students as well.
Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by mytime24(f): 6:30pm On Nov 25, 2023
Good4them
Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Sabadon(m): 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
cool

Una mind go soon touch ground, to say the least the country is at its lowest of low.

And the anyhow senate won't see this as a red flag,look for a way to curtail it at least for the good of the common man. I mean why would they when they don't benefit from it

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by ednut1(m): 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
People will still defend leaders who never use the hospitals in Nigeria . For the doctors enjoy you pounds jare

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by Jokerman(m): 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
Jesus... Why??

After voting for Buhari and Tinubu, now dey don't want to enjoy the dividends of their votes...

I wish UK can deport them back

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by tuoyoojo(m): 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
When Nigeria is ready, they would solve the problem leading to this brain drain but in the mean time, let's do the usual :

Express shock about the drain

Lament about doctors leaving in droves

Joke about the whole situation

And finally move with the shege promax

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by sammirano: 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
A drop in the ocean angry Ashi po.
Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by 89green: 6:31pm On Nov 25, 2023
grin more will still move and m sure they are doing greatly well. Nigeria will train them while UK will use their expertise, Nigeria is at loss.

Asides that, I don't blame rich families who relocate to better countries. They have the feeling that their livelihood and wealth is at risk in Nigeria.

Even those who have well to do business investments do relocate cos they do not see any future of growth and lasting existence of the investment.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by israelmao(m): 6:32pm On Nov 25, 2023
This is a huge number,the irresponsible and corrupt government has no value for years doctors spent in school in acquiring knowledge and years spent in practice.Nigerian doctors in public hospitals have one of the highest caseload yet the so-called government doesn't care about their welfare.

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by KingOfAllIgbos: 6:33pm On Nov 25, 2023
grin
Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by CandidAdmin(m): 6:33pm On Nov 25, 2023
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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by ImoleNaija: 6:34pm On Nov 25, 2023
LOVEALAIGBO:
Personally, if i had the chance to detach Ndigbo from Nigeria, i’d grab it in a heartbeat!

Who cares?

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Re: 143,990 Nigerian Doctors, Others Moved To UK In Nine Months – Group by money121(m): 6:34pm On Nov 25, 2023
Ok

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