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Call for cases of GP visa issues continues

14 March 2018

In November 2017, the Committee launched a call for cases of GP visa issues after the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, wrote to the Health and Social Care Committee on the issue of Non-EEA General Practitioner Visa regulation. 

Tier 2 Visas

The letter (PDF PDF 120 KB) sets out the current legislation and process on sponsorships for non-EEA GPs, through Tier 2 Visas. The letter also describes some scenarios where applicants could be asked to leave the country.

In response to the letter, the Committee invited the public to submit examples of cases where the process which the Secretary of State sets out in his letter is not working as planned (i.e. cases where the process is resulting in non-EEA overseas GPs leaving the UK or where delays are preventing doctors from taking up positions in the NHS). This call for case examples remains open and the Committee will send details of any relevant cases to the Secretary of State so that his officials can look into it, as he has promised.

Where to send your examples

The purpose of these examples will be as evidence that the process itself needs to be looked at again, and not to prompt any examination or re-examination of individual cases.

The Committee will not be pursuing any individual cases, and will not be inviting the Secretary of State to do so.

Please send details of any relevant cases to the following email address:  healthcomvisaconcerns@parliament.uk 

or by post to:

Health and Social Care Committee
House of Commons
London  SW1A 0AA

Further information

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