Farage attack on doctors born abroad

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Nigel Farage has claimed many of Britain’s foreign-born doctors “are not up to scratch” and suggested tranches of the NHS should be outsourced to private firms in the future.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, the Ukip leader launched a broadside against doctors from overseas who he said have “lower standards” than their British-born counterparts and are “bringing huge problems” for the NHS.

Mr Farage said Ukip policy-makers will be drawing up “a whole new approach” to healthcare this year and praised the French model, which he said involves significant outsourcing to private contractors.

But he insisted he is “not talking about privatising the NHS”.

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