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WATCH: UK Promises ‘National Health System visas’ for overseas doctors ,Nurses & Healthcare Workers

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,

-The Sun

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