Welsh government in drive to recruit junior doctors from England

This is a very intelligent move.

What it says is, let’s see if the Welsh health service is as bad as David Cameron says it is by asking junior doctors whether they would prefer to cross the border or stay in England.

The result could be humiliating for the Conservative Government.

The Labour-controlled Welsh government has launched a bold and pointedly political recruitment campaign to attract junior doctors across the border from England.

Just weeks before planned strike action in England over a hugely controversial new contract, the Welsh health minister, Mark Drakeford, has released a recruitment video claiming his devolved government had a “partnership approach” to negotiations.

Drakeford is emphasising that the NHS was “born in Wales” and argues that the service there is all about getting care to the people who most need it – not to those who can afford to pay or know the right people.

For several years, David Cameron has heavily criticised the way the devolved government in Cardiff has run the health service and it was a key battleground during the election campaign.

The problems faced by the Tories in Westminster and health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in particular over the junior doctors’ contract are seen as an opportunity for the Welsh government as it bids to recruit more young health professionals – and to hit back over its record.

Source: Welsh government in drive to recruit junior doctors from England | Society | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “Welsh government in drive to recruit junior doctors from England

  1. Mr.Angry

    One can be assured if this happens the evil Tories will deliver deeper cuts to Wales, I for one would welcome junior Doctors from across the border. Hunt is focused on destroying the NHS and he is succeeding so far, however he did not expect junior Doctors who are no doubt intelligent people to sit back and accept his reforms.

    I support the Doctors revolt and wish them good luck, we rely on their wealth of knowledge for the good of our health. Hunt’s policy is for total change to an insurance based health and care policy so he and his cronies can benefit from the shares in private companies.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Take a look at this, showing who the public trust most to tell the truth. Doctors at the top – politicians at the bottom. Says it all, doesn’t it?

      Who does the public trust more - doctors or politicians?

  2. joanna may

    It could work as long as the junior doctors aren’t going to be forced to speak welsh, there is nothing wrong with speaking welsh, as long as it is a choice! I have heard of teachers being fired because they refuse to teach in, and speak welsh.

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