DAUK in doctors.net – Health Tax cancelled for overseas doctors

Doctors from overseas are to have their immigration health surcharges refunded, it has been announced.The new scheme applies to staff who have worked in the NHS since the end of March, rewarding those who worked through the pandemic.Many doctors have had their charges paid by their employers.

The news was welcomed by the Doctors’ Association UK. Chair Dr Rinesh Parmar said: “The government has stopped short of granting a route towards indefinite leave to remain and citizenship to those who have served and continue to serve our health and social care system in its time of greatest need.“I urge the Home Secretary to think again, to right the wrongs and missteps of previous years and recognise the dedication and contribution of migrant workers in health and social care.”

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FOREIGN HEALTHCARE STAFF HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES FOR THIS COUNTRY. IT IS TIME THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES THIS SACRIFICE AND ALLOWS THEM TO CALL THE UK HOME.
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FOREIGN HEALTHCARE STAFF HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES FOR THIS COUNTRY. IT IS TIME THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES THIS SACRIFICE AND ALLOWS THEM TO CALL THE UK HOME.

The Doctors’ Association UK has been campaigning for months for Indefinite Leave to Remain to be granted for all frontline NHS workers who have served during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we are delighted to be able to announce that a Bill is being tabled to grant ILR to all health and social care workers.

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DAUK victory on free visa extensions for doctors stranded due to cancellation of PLAB

Some good news! We previously wrote a letter about doctors being stranded due to cancellation of the PLAB exam. These doctors have now been granted a free automatic visa extension off the back of our letter in collaboration with a number of organisations. We hope that this provides some much needed financial and emotional relief for all those affected.

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DAUK on Sky News: NHS England apologises after investigation finds only 23% of health trusts have risk-assessed BAME staff

Dr Rinesh Parmar DAUK Chair said "To have just over 20% of trusts carrying out risk assessment for their BAME staff, three months after we raised concerns, and two months after the risk to BAME staff was acknowledged by Sir Simon Stevens, shows either dangerous apathy or callous disregard for the safety of BAME NHS workers.”

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