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Over 1500 visa applications from doctors blocked in four months

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2197 (Published 17 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2197
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Over 1500 visa applications from doctors wanting to work in the UK were refused over a four month period, figures gathered by the Campaign for Science and Engineering show.1

The results of a freedom of information request sent to the Home Office show that between December 2017 and March 2018 the government refused 1518 applications for certificates of sponsorship for doctors.

Doctors from outside the European Economic Area who apply for …

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