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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DAUK in The Daily Mirror:This Morning viewers rage as Matt Hancock brags NHS workers death rate and PPE were a success

"This Morning viewers were furious as they watched Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby quiz the Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Tuesday.

The government has been heavily criticised after frontline NHS workers claimed they did not have adequate PPE, but the MP insisted the death rate of 158 workers was a great success.

A shipment of PPE which was delayed was then found to not pass safety standards, while companies that created PPE said the government was not interested in buying it.

Images even circulated of doctors and nurses wearing makeshift PPE including raincoats to try to protect themselves.

Holly told the Health Secretary that the Doctors Association UK is demanding an enquiry into the failure to provide adequate PPE."

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