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Immigration white paper: what will it mean for the NHS?

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 28 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5422
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The government’s long delayed immigration white paper, published just before Christmas,1 sets out proposed new rules after Brexit

What are the key changes?

The end of free movement between the UK and other EU countries and the removal of any preferential treatment for EU citizens over immigrants from other countries. A new single system for skilled migrants from outside and inside the EU will be introduced, with priority given to higher skilled EU workers.

Are there any other details?

The government has accepted the Migration Advisory Committee’s …

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