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Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

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In Business: The NHS - The Recruitment Dilemma

January 19th, 2017

Episode 638 of 649 episodes

Since its inception, the National Health Service has always relied on doctors and nurses who have been trained overseas. How does it plan for the workforce it requires? In the second of two programmes exploring today's health service, doctor-turned-journalist Smitha Mundasad, asks why the NHS is currently facing a recruitment crisis on so many fronts. She'll ask what impact Brexit could have. Can pharmacists, physician associates and other health workers do some of the work doctors do, and so reduce staff shortages? And will the NHS start training more of its own workforce? Presenter: Smitha Mundasad Producer: Rosamund Jones. (Image: NHS surgical team who come from around the European Union. Credit: Junaid Masood)

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