What immigration really means to Britain
A picture of an NHS surgical team who come from around the European Union has been shared thousands of times online.
The photo, titled “We are Europe!”, shows three scrub nurses from Spain, an Irish radiographer, a German consultant anaesthetist, a Greek urology specialist registrar and a British Pakistani consultant urologist.
Junaid Masood, who posted the picture while working at Homerton University Hospital in east London, said immigration is “the backbone” of the NHS.
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The locum consultant urologist wrote: “Today we have been hard at work improving people’s lives! This is what our friends from Europe do for the NHS.”
He added: “Let’s speak out for working together and not being a divided society. Immigration has been the backbone of the NHS we all love and cherish, and is good for our society and country!!”
The picture has been shared more than 11,000 times on social media.