TUC analysis reveals risk to NHS and social care in the East Midlands from loss of thousands of EU workers
- 9,000 NHS and adult social care workers in the East Midlands risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit
- Government should unilaterally confirm right to remain in the UK for EU residents, says TUC
The TUC has today published analysis that reveals how many NHS and adult social care workers in the East Midlands could lose their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit.
Of these 2,741 work in the NHS and 6,300 in adult social care services.
The TUC says that the government’s refusal to confirm that EU workers can stay is putting NHS patients at risk, along with older and disabled people who use adult social care.
Our NHS is in crisis. Nottingham's QMC declared it's second Black Alert in a week and the East Midlands Ambulance Service had to call in the Red Cross over New Year. The government's chronic underfunding of the NHS threatens to destroy the service and could lead to further privatisation.
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Nots UNISON and Nottinghamshire County Council Disabled Employees Support Network (DESN) have organised a major event in Nottingham on Thursday 1 December as part of the celebration for the UN Internatonal Day of People with Disabilities.
This will be the biggest Disabilities gathering in Nottingham for many years. We will be celebrating those amongst us with any form of disability and will also be highlightng the multitude of disabilites that people deal with on a daily basis.Read more
On Thursday 17th November we have Harry Leslie Smith and others speaking at an event on the future of the health service. recently the subject of debate during the EU campaign, our NHS is in desperate need of funds as successive austerity governments have sought to cut and privatise the service.
The challenges the NHS now face in the 21st century also require new ideas and more resources as a mental health crisis among the young threatens to engulf it. Our meeting, Health in the 21st Century seeks to address some of these pressing concerns in a lively, informal discussion at Rough Trade on Thursday 17th November. Read more...