Exactly, it was scrapped. The NHS doesn't have a role because they haven't allowed for it so it is their problem. Where I currently work we found there was a shortage of skilled mechanical fitters - solution - we funded apprenticeships. In a few years we removed the shortage of mechanical fitters that we were facing. There's nothing to stop the NHS redirecting some funds towards doing something similar instead of paying through the nose for incompetent or overpriced agency staff recruited from overseas. Short-term pain, long term gain.