NHS immigration facts: “Migrants are healthier and contribute to our economy and the NHS”
A major study has debunked the myth that migrants are a drain on the NHS. In fact, migrants tend to be healthier and contribute to the NHS.
The study found that:
- Strict immigration policies actually increase the costs to the health service
- Hostile environment lowers GDP
- 37% of UK doctors were trained abroad, meaning immigrants are disproportionate contributors to healthcare
- Immigrants are less likely to die of heart disease, cancers or injuries
The international report concluded: “Exclusion of migrants in health systems and the increasing negative rhetoric is political and not evidence based.”