Rise in young medics leaving Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A report by Poland's Supreme Medical Council (NRL) has found that the number of Polish doctors who received permits to work in other EU countries rose by 25 percent in 2014.
Meanwhile, the report calculated that the average age of medical specialists in Poland is now 55, following waves of emigration over the last decade.
According to the study, specialists most likely to leave their homeland are anesthesiologists, pathologists, surgeons and radiologists.
Young medics are lured to other countries by more lucrative pay and better working conditions, according to Filip Dąbrowski, chairman of NRL's Committee of Young Doctors.
The NRL has warned that if changes are not pushed through in Poland, then patients will not have sufficient access to specialists, as there will simply not be enough to cater to people's needs. (nh)