Immigration and the NHS

In the run up to the general election in May there was much talk from UKIP (And the Conservatives) about how immigrants are overloading the NHS.

Speaking at the British Medical Association annual conference, its chair, Dr Mark Porter, said that “We were told immigrants are filling up our GP surgeries and our hospitals,”

“Well, they are. They’re called doctors, and nurses, and porters, and cleaners, and clinical scientists. And without them, the NHS would be on its knees,” he added.