Policy brief 4. Investigating the working conditions of Filipino and Indian-born nurses in the UK: Policy implications

The policy brief calls attention to the working conditions and social security entitlements of migrant health personnel, particularly Filipino and Indian migrant nurses recruited into the UK's health system.

The United Kingdom's recruitment of non-European Union nurses in the 1990s helped fill up personnel shortage in the country's health system. The UK later shifted its strategy by strengthening its own training of health and increasing its recruitment within the European Union. The policy brief describes the working conditions of migrant nurses recruited from the Philippines and India in the UK. Migrants' rights need protection when challenged by job insecurity, underemployment, deskilling, and discrimination at the workplace.