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Thread #154579   Message #3628509
Posted By: GUEST,Seaham cemetry
27-May-14 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Whither now England?
Subject: RE: BS: Whither now England?
I am a serving military doctor (although soon hope to be an NHS consultant if an interview last week goes to plan) who is presently based on a short term attachment at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland.

The base has a future with Typhoons and Tornados being deployed and lots of investment to make that a long term investment. The MoD however are hesitant to commit. It amazes me how many jobs locally, from Peterhead to Elgin are on the back of just even this airbase.

People like me spend so much time in military attachments and so much in NHS attachments. The grumbling at the university deaneries is that attempts to clarify how this would all work under an independent Scotland have been met with "don't worry, it'll all get sorted"

Scottish medical schools are concerned and Edinburgh University, possibly one of the most emminent schools of them all, is not attracting top students at the rate they were, losing out to a n other universities in England.

England won't be much help for their training as juniors either, because if the real parties jump on the UKIP bandwagon, junior doctors will be giving the service delivery that immigrant doctors plug the gap with now.

England needs at least 12,500 more immigrants to fill the gap with lack of home grown doctors. Scotland is doing itself no favours ith the few that there are. Many medical students are on visas and will return to other countries when they get their degrees and foundation training.

the only time I have heard Farage mention The NHS, he has had a cigarette in his hand.