Paperwork hinders Macedonian midwifeOn 24 Aug 2004 in Personnel Today Many qualified workers from Eastern Europe arefinding it difficult to complete the paperwork necessary to continue theircareers due to chaos and red tape in their home countries. Stanka Ignatova, 24,qualified as a midwife in her homeland of Macedoniain 1998. She married a UKcitizen last year, and now plans to make her life in the UK.She wants to return to midwifery, but has found the hurdles too great toovercome, and is currently working in a local factory for around £11,000 ayear. “I find it frustrating,” she told Personnel Today. “The formsthe NHS sent me require very detailed information on my education. I need toget those details from my colleges in Macedonia,but Macedoniais in such a mess that it is impossible to track down my details. “It is difficult to know which way to turn,” Ignatovaadded. “I should be able to take a practical test for my skills andattitudes to be assessed, but the NHS tells me they do not have such a systemin place.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.