Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:27
The NHS is one area where I am actually qualified to talk about, rather than just have an opinion on.
I ran a large department, in a hospital, for over 10 years. For most of that time, I had to recruit nurses, and some doctors from Europe. The UK has not produced enough doctors and nurses, over my entire career.
If we leave the EU, that avenue will be closed, and we will not be able to staff the NHS.
There is no desire for any UK government to train adequate numbers of staff. Even if this changed , we would need new medical schools, and it takes at least 15 years to train a consultant from scratch.
The Intensive Care Unit I worked on, had 2 European consultants, out of the 15 of us.