Health Committee calls for cases of GP visa issues

17 November 2017

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has written to the Health 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 is inviting 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). 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:  

or by post to:

Health Committee
House of Commons

Further information

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