STRONG MESSAGE: Dr Chaand Nagpaul
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A SENIOR Indian-origin doctor called on the UK government to value overseas medical profes­sionals from countries like India, saying without them the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) would not survive. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medi­cal Council (BMA), addressed medics from around the UK at the council’s annual conference in Brighton last week. He warned that the NHS was being “run ragged” as it was “scandalously” starved of resources it desperately needs. “Without its overseas medical workforce the NHS would not have survived a single day,” he said, welcoming recent Home Office changes to its Tier 2 visa…