Home Office scraps cap on doctors’ visasBMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2648 (Published 14 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2648
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
The Home Office has announced that it will remove restrictions on the number of tier 2 visas available to doctors and nurses.
The move comes after The BMJ launched its Scrap the Cap campaign (bmj.com/scrap-the-cap) last month, which called for a review of immigration policies so that doctors from overseas who have been offered jobs in the NHS can take up their posts.
The current cap of 20 700 a year on tier 2 skilled worker visas has meant that thousands of visa applications for doctors who had been offered …