Plan to recruit Nepal nurses for NHS puts them ‘at risk of exploitation’

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Ministers accused of turning a blind eye to potential danger of abusive recruitment practices

Plans to recruit nurses from Nepal to help plug shortages in the NHS will expose workers to an “unacceptable risk” of exploitation and should be halted until safeguards are in place, labour experts have warned.

The UK has been accused of pressing ahead with a hiring spree despite concerns about abusive practices by Nepali recruitment agencies, which are notorious for charging illegal fees that leave workers saddled with debt.

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Written by Shanti Das
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/25/plan-to-recruit-nepal-nurses-for-nhs-puts-them-at-risk-of-exploitation under the title “Plan to recruit Nepal nurses for NHS puts them ‘at risk of exploitation’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.