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  • NHS Plan ()
    Article: Nov 27, 2019
    By Paul Ray

    Brexit is making the staffing crisis at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust even worse, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    Figures published by the Liberal Democrats reveal that 44 EU staff working at our local trust have already left the health service this year including eight nurses and midwives.

    In the three years since the Brexit vote, 158 NHS staff from the EU have left the local trust.

    Staff departures from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are part of a worrying national trend: over 3,250 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service so far this year, including 1,116 nurses. The data, based on responses to Freedom of Information requests across 50 NHS hospital trusts, reveals that:

  • Paul Ray 2019
    Article: Nov 26, 2019

    So says Paul Ray Lib Dem General Election candidate

    "The Liberal Democrats' position on Brexit is crystal clear. We are the strongest party of Remain. The Conservatives want to lead us over the Brexit cliff. That brings economic disaster with massive job losses, worsening of the staffing crisis in the NHS and social care since these sectors are so reliant on EU workers, the break-up of the UK….

  • Tamworth Hustings Notice 5 Dec
    Article: Nov 25, 2019