Speak to the world: Brexit-Nursing the hangover

Brexit! As negotiations begin on Britain leaving the EU we take a look at the impact on EU workers travelling to Britain and why they have stopped going. Find out more in our podcast.

Self Study:

Before you listen consider the following questions:

  1. When will Britain actually leave the EU?
  2. What jobs do you think Britain has relied on immigrant workers from the EU for?
  3. Would you want to work in the UK after the Brexit vote?

Now listen to the podcast and try to answer the following questions:

  1. What was the margin in the British referendum to leave the EU?
  2. What is the name of the British Prime Minister that called the referendum and what happened to him?
  3. What did Theresa May promise to do in return for the support of the Democratic Unionist Party?
  4. By what percentage has recruitment of nurses from the EU fallen?
  5. In which other sector is there a recruitment crisis?

Read the podcast script here in English and Spanish.

After you listen: reflect on the article.

  • Are you surprised by the fact that nurses from the EU do not want to work in Britain post-Brexit?
  • Do you think freedom of movement in Europe is a good thing? Are there any negative aspects to it?
  • Do you feel positive or negative towards membership of the EU?

If you are a teacher you can download our lesson plan based on this podcast here.

 Thanks for listening!

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