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Health Workers (International Recruitment)

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the government of the Philippines regarding (a) the effects of health worker migration from the Philippines to the United Kingdom and (b) the full inclusion of the Philippines in the Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Workers. (81831)

[holding answer 3 July 2006]: Departmental officials met the ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines in December 2005. Information was exchanged on both countries’ healthcare work force. The Philippines is not included in the list of countries from which recruitment is discouraged.