Im­mi­gra­tion adds to pres­sure

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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