​Law change on language skills check for Nurses due to determined pressure from UKIP


Louise_Bours.jpgNurses from the European Union will for the first time have their language skills checked before working for the NHS, ministers will announce today.

UKIP Health spokeswoman Louise Bours MEP said: "This law change would not have come about without the determined pressure from UKIP.

"The language test for EU immigrants should be as stringent as the test for non EU immigrants, as it is just as dangerous to be looked after by an EU national that cannot speak English as it is an immigrant from elsewhere.

"It is a sensible law, and it is recognition that up to now NHS patients have been put at risk by the UK government blindly following EU rules."

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