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Friday, 23 April 2010

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi

A line from the song which arouses passion in all who sing it. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, our national anthem.

It is precisely this type of gusto that BMA Cymru Wales would like to invoke in Welsh medical students currently studying elsewhere in the UK.

Our campaign “We’ll keep We'll Keep a Welcome / Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad, intends to attract medical students back to Wales to train, and work as a doctor.

I’d like to thank all four Assembly Members who have contributed to my blog over the last two weeks in support of our campaign.

We really believe that Wales has it all. The standards of clinical training and career development opportunity are as good as can be found anywhere, with the added bonus of working in attractive surroundings offering excellent facilities and professional support.

With the added benefits of a quality lifestyle - reasonably priced housing, good schools and access to beautiful countryside - Wales is a clear winner when it comes to aligning career development with work-life balance.


  1. The article is absolutely on the nail. The grass always looks greener until one leaves to seek one's fortune, then you realise what you have left. Its time then to make tracks back to sanity and this lovely land.
    Born in similar wonderful countryside but its nowhere as untouched, uncommercialised and uncluttered as Wales.

  2. This is an excellent project and post.

    I can well understand people having no choice or deciding to study outside work. And, well, one thing leads to another and they settle down there.

    But Wales has made a big investment in her children - financially through education, but also culturally (and where the Welsh language is a factor, a linguistic investment too, in passing on the language). It's such a pity then that Welsh doctors, surgeons, nurses don't practice in Wales.

    As you say, there's an excellent quality of life here, their wages will go further and they have the added bonus of knowing that they're contributing not only to the physical health of people here but also to cultural and linguistic health too.

    Wales welcomes all kinds of people, and long may that continue, but it makes me very happy indeed, when I hear a professional has chosen to return to Wales to work.

    Made my day.

    Cardiff Boy


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