Young British Doctors Choosing Australia over U.K., FT Reports

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Lured by the prospect of better weather and higher pay, young doctors trained in the U.K. are increasingly leaving to pursue careers abroad, the Financial Times reports.

Since 2008, at least 8,000 doctors have applied for documents allowing them to work in Australia and New Zealand, according to the newspaper. The number of Australian permanent visas issued to doctors trained in the U.K. has almost tripled in five years, with 645 granted in 2010-2011, according to immigration data.

The exodus is leaving the National Health Service, Britain’s state health-care provider, facing a “brain drain,” the FT said.

Source: Liam Vaughan


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