Bradford University have a 12 month foundation course for students to go on and be trained as future doctors, nurses, physiotherapists etc. at Leeds Medical School which is the Leeds General Infirmary.
The Bradford course generally caters for some 60 to 90 students. Besides going to tutorials at the university they go out into the wider world talking to groups such as the National Osteoperosis group in Bradford talking to some members about Osteoperosis and how it affects them, how they found out they had Osteoperosis etc etc. all the time gaining knowledge of the symptoms.
This all sounds really good until it comes onto who gets to go onto the medical school. Only the top 20 students get to go to the school as that is the amount of places available owing to cash cutbacks by the government. So if all 60 to 90 students reach the standard what do they do then? The Medical School can only take 20 because of the cutbacks so between 40 to 70 students are left in limbo without a career.
What do we think of that?
This tells me that the government want to add to the immigration figures by having to employ qualified doctors and nurses from the rest of the world. Why, as it doesn’t make sense to me?
We can give Foreign Aid to other countries but can’t look after our own people and this will only get worse.
Which would you rather do?
Cut Foreign Aid or use some of that money to finance our young people for the benefit of us all in the UK?