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One in three doctors and nurses who joined the NHS in England last year were recruited from overseas, raising concerns in their home countries. 

 

The analysis found 34 per cent of doctors who joined the UK health service in 2021 came from overseas, with India, Pakistan, and Nigeria the most popular countries. 

 

Nigeria is currently facing the prospect of losing its skilled workers including doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, data analysts, etc. to Europe, US and the Middle East where pay is higher. There is an impending danger of shortage of such professionals at home. 

 

Source: The Skuup