Fast track visas to UK for doctors from countries including India
London : The United Kingdom Government has confirmed that they are planning to introduce a new visa for qualified doctors and nurses from countries around the world, including India.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had made a reference to so called "NHS visa" during his political campaign. The same got confirmed in the Queen’s Speech in Parliament on Thursday - the formal process of Queen Elizabeth II laying out the parliamentary agenda of the newly-elected Boris Johnson led Conservative Party government.
"Steps will be taken to grow and support the National Health Service’s workforce and a new visa will ensure qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals have fast-track entry to the United Kingdom," her speech notes.
"A modern, fair, points-based immigration system will welcome skilled workers from across the world to contribute to the United Kingdom’s economy, communities and public services," it added.
Another government document elaborated NHS People Plan as qualified doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with a job offer from the NHS, and who have been trained to a recognised standard, will be offered fast-track entry, reduced visa fees and dedicated support to come to the UK.