UKIP candidate sets out NHS policy

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UKIP proposals to boost staff recruitment to the NHS have been set out by the the party’s parliamentary candidate for Boston and Skegness Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Mr Hunter-Clarke was responding to figures published by the party showing that four in five new NHS nurses have been recruited from abroad in the past year. He said: “While we should be grateful that there are people willing to come and work in our NHS, it speaks volumes as to how successive governments have let down British people aspiring to jobs in healthcare.”

Policies put forward by the UKIP include scrapping tuition fees for students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, including medical degrees. The party also propose to reinstate the state enrolled nurse allowing them to work and train on the wards while gaining accreditation.