Britain has stated that it would take measures and make the movement of migrants easier to the UK for taking up services for the National Health Service. The reason here is to offset the decrease in numbers as a result of the UK exit from the EU.
The government also has a plan to introduce a point based system similar to Australia, in 2021 post leaving the EU, for a tight control on immigration that is a major before the Britons voting presently.
The NHS and its future are important issues in the general election campaign in Britain.
153,000 among the 1.2 million workers in health are non-British, and there is a belief that after the freedom of movement ends for citizens of EU, their exit will deprive a major workers pool to the NHS. Simultaneously, there is a fear that many global medical staff like the nurses, will fail in meeting the salary norms in the fresh system. 52,000 among the present NHS staff come from the Asian nations.
The government stated that the new NHS visa will permit the control of immigration and also ensure that there is no skill shortage in the health service sector.
The scheme is fast-track, and its visa fee is 464 pounds, giving applicants, a preference to take a fast decision. The measures allow controlling the numbers and also remain open to attract the people in vital professions of nurses, as per the statement of Home Secretary.
The benefits are in attracting global talent so that NHS provides sparkling service and also avoids any strain after Britain opens its borders to the world.
The plan of relaxed rules in NHS staff follows the British stand of relaxing immigration rules for attracting scientists.
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