Bulgarian, Romanian Medics Feel Discriminated against in UK

Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2014, Saturday // 09:50|  views

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Bulgarian and Romanian medics working in Britain have been the target of growing hostility on behalf of the local population, The Guardian warns.

The British paper has interviewed 37-year-old trainee doctor Felicia Buruiana, who says the patients’ attitudes towards her nationality have hardened since the start of the relentless campaign against Bulgarians and Romanians in UK tabloids.

"People would tut or pull a face when I said I was Romanian. In the end it was happening all the time and it made things very difficult. I was going home thinking: this is so disappointing, so sad, so tiring. This is not the UK I had got to know,” Buruiana has said.

The Guardian reminds that there are several thousand Romanian and Bulgarians working in the NHS filling key roles from midwives to surgeons. According to the latest GMC figures, 2,140 doctors who qualified in Romania are currently in post in the UK – more than from Australia, Poland or Spain. But as the debate intensified around the lifting of working restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians on 1 January, many medics who had lived and worked in the UK for years, have experienced an upturn in hostility.

The entire Guardian article can be read HERE.

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