November 08, 2019
Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said
This announcement is just window dressing. The government has already removed doctors and nurses from the cap and salary thresholds for health workers are based on the national pay scales.
The reality is that the government has neglected for many years to provide enough training places while also failing to retain enough UK medical staff. Indeed, they have been using immigration as a 'get out of jail free' card.
It is wrong to take doctors and nurses from countries that may well need them more than we do while turning away young UK candidates.