The nurses – mostly from Asian and African countries – say their skills are being wasted at a time when Britain’s creaking NHS is battling massive staff shortages and high burn-out rates, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
The nurses – mostly from Asian and African countries – say their skills are being wasted at a time when Britain’s creaking NHS is battling massive staff shortages and high burn-out rates, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
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English-language test dashes foreign nurses’ hopes of filling UK jobs amid talent shortage

  • Nurses, mostly from Asia and Africa, say their skills are wasted at a time of massive staff shortages and high burnout rates at Britain’s NHS
  • Thousands of qualified foreign nurses in Britain are not allowed to practise because they cannot pass an English exam that even native speakers struggle to clear

The nurses – mostly from Asian and African countries – say their skills are being wasted at a time when Britain’s creaking NHS is battling massive staff shortages and high burn-out rates, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
The nurses – mostly from Asian and African countries – say their skills are being wasted at a time when Britain’s creaking NHS is battling massive staff shortages and high burn-out rates, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
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