July 16, 2018

UK considers relaxing visa rule for Nigerian doctors, nurses (Vanguard)

UK considers relaxing visa rule for Nigerian doctors, nurses (Vanguard)

The United Kingdom is set to exclude medical staff from the government’s visa cap, according to Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Providers. Cordery told BBC Radio, yesterday, that the rules were  making it difficult to recruit enough staff. Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, introduced the visa limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year. Cordery said: “This is going to be a huge relief for trusts up and down the country who have been really struggling to fill their doctors and nurses vacancies. “Lifting the visa cap for foreign doctors and nurses is absolutely the right decision and a huge relief.” The proposed changes will affect the Tier 2 visas, which are used by skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Read more

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