Deficiency of qualified paramedics in the UK is undoubtedly a problem. NHS decided to deal with this by hiring paramedics from Poland, Australia and New Zealand. Until now, "London Ambulance Service" hired 175 paramedics from Australia and New Zealand. Local ambulance services from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire already started hiring qualified paramedics from Poland.

 

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11366141/NHS-turns-to-Poland-and-Australia-for-paramedics-in-desperate-staff-shortage.html