United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a programme to fast track the visa applications for overseas doctors, nurses and other health care workers. Johnson said this would go a long way in ensuring that the National Health System (NHS) of the United Kingdom is fully capacitated and is not suffering from a shortage of critical staff.
Under the scheme, the cost of a visa for healthcare professionals would be halved from 928 pounds ($1,190) to 464 pounds ($590), while applicants would be guaranteed a decision within two weeks.
Applicants coming to work in the NHS would receive preferential treatment with extra points under the points-based system, and no cap on numbers entering through the NHS route.
Watch the video of Johnson below from British publication,