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Home Office scraps cap on doctors’ visas

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2648 (Published 14 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2648
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 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 …

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