‘Cut-price’ medics lured to the NHS from the US with promises of long holidays touring Europe 

American healthcare workers promised up to £1,000 towards relocation costs, and 41 days paid holiday.

“This means that you will have ample time to explore the rest of the UK where there are many fascinating and historic sites and exciting cities and towns,” the recruitment material says.

“The UK is also perfectly placed for taking trips short trips overseas to other countries. You can reach most European destinations in just a few hours from London which makes the UK a fantastic travel hub from which to explore Europe and even further afield.”

New guidance from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) says some US-trained assistants may also be offered a free flight home every one or two years.

There are currently 350 physician associates working in the health service, with plans to introduce up to 3,200 by 2020, with an extra 1,000 a year after that,

The starting salary of £30,000 is half that of a newly-qualified GP.

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