Case study: ‘My heart is here in the NHS. But I can only take so much’

Dr Siti Ibrahim, a trainee GP, says it feels like the Home Office is pushing foreign doctors away

Dr Siti Ibrahim, aged 37, has almost finished her training as a GP in Yorkshire. Originally from Malaysia, she has lived in Britain for 17 years and studied for her medical degree here. But she may leave the UK because of the “unfair and punitive” fees she has to pay for her visa and NHS care.

I’m one of the 81,000 overseas doctors working in the NHS across the UK. I’m from Malaysia but did my medical degree here, in Glasgow, and have lived here for 17 years, though with periods back in Malaysia too.

Full story on the Guardian, 12 May 2019