4 Jul 2023

The ‘catastrophic’ impact of Ugandans leaving to work in NHS

Africa Correspondent

It promised care from cradle to grave.

But three quarters of a century into its existence, the NHS seems to need ever more doctors and nurses to keep it going.

The new workforce plan for England  – announced last week – assumes tens of thousands more training places will be needed to keep pace with the growing and ageing population.

Our analysis suggests the number of African staff in the NHS workforce has risen 200% in just four years.

We have been to Uganda to see the impact on a health system already in desperate need of expertise.