Myth Busting: NHS

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.”

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