Immigration adds to pressure
Sir, - Over the last few days and weeks we have been bombarded with countless reports across all media of the pressure on the NHS.
Indeed your paper (Thursday, January 11) has a statement from the BMA chairman Dr Peter Bennie saying that multiple targets, an ageing population and a gap in funding were stretching the system and the workforce ‘beyond their means’.
For whatever reason Dr Bennie and the media never mention the fact that over the last few years about 300,000 extra people (net migration) have come into the UK every year with the right to use the NHS from day one.
With unlimited numbers of potential customers for the NHS allowed to come into the UK every year it is clear no government of any persuasion will be able to sort the problem until it gets a tight grip on immigration. Mike Rogalski. 82 Feus Road, Perth.