No one can force the NHS to employ people

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When UKIP decided that Godfrey Bloom’s views were too much of an embarassment, even for them, and sacked him as their representative for Yorkshire and Humberside, I had hoped we had seen the last of the kind of anti-EU nonsense contained in his letters to The Star.

It would appear that this was a forlorn hope, if the letter from Jane Collins (Letters April 7), his prospective replacement as MEP is anything to go by.

Jane Collins states that she would object to a medic treating her family if they couldn’t speak her language. Is that really true? What if, for example, her and her family were involved in a car crash while on holiday in a foreign country? Would she spurn any medical assistance if those offering it didn’t speak English?

Typically for a UKIP representative, she tries to blame the European Union law on freedom of movement for allowing overseas workers to work here “without formal NHS training”. Anyone who thinks about that must realise that it is utter nonsense.

No one can force the NHS to take on people who they deem to be unsuitable. In one high-profile case of a doctor whose lack of English led to a patient dying, the doctor concerned had previously been turned down for a job by one NHS trust. It was the trust who did offer him a job that was to blame, not the EU.

Paul Kenny