http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/nhs-hire-5000-nurses-india-phillipines/ The NHS is to hire 5,500 nurses from India and the Philippines in a desperate bid to plug staff shortages, health officials have said. The mass recruitment exercise follows an increase in the number of UK graduates abandoning the profession, and a sharp drop in the number of nurses coming to work in Britain from the EU. Joyce Robins, from Patient Concern, said: “We do need more staff but I have grave doubts about whether this is the way to go about it. “These kind of exercises are a desperate short-term measure, which can result in language difficulties, and nurses having to get familiar with new systems, when we should be making longer-term plans, and training up enough nurses in this country,” she said. . Do you think language barriers and lack of experience in NHS hospitals will put patients at risk?