Jason Filintras, nurse, 29, Watford
Filintras, a nurse from Greece, was assured by the NHS when he came to Britain nine months after an overseas recruitment drive that everything would be OK. Now he is not sure.
“I came after Brexit so knew the situation. The NHS have a huge problem with staffing and I felt I was one of the lucky ones to get an interview. When I asked the NHS trust in Watford about my future as an EU citizen, they told me there would be no change.
“I am worried not just for myself and my colleagues – 40% of all staff in Watford General are EU, doctors and nurses. I’m worried what will happen the patients. As a nurse my professional commitment is to them, how can I assure them of their security. I can’t imagine the day if 40% of staff were told they could not stay.”