The UK government eased its immigration cap blocking Indian doctors from being brought in to tackle shortages in the state-funded National Health Service (NHS). UK home secretary Sajid Javid, who had promised a review on the issue earlier this month, will make a formal announcement on removing doctors and nurses from countries outside the European Union (EU).
The cap, currently on a monthly limit of around 1,600, is likely to be raised on a temporary basis to address shortages and needs of Doctors. The move follows lobbying from healthcare groups around the country, including the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO).
NHS groups have welcomed the decision to relax immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the EU into the UK.The Home Office said foreign medics would be excluded from the government’s cap on skilled migration. NHS bosses said it would be a “huge relief” to health trusts while Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was “extremely welcome”.
With the new changes introduced in Visa Policy by UK Government, it calls for new opportunities for India Doctors to study and work in UK.
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