Health Secretary: UK reassures EU care staff over qualification recognition

04 April 2019 – CHM Online

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced that EU staff will have their qualifications and registrations recognised in the UK.

However, the new legislation from the Department of Health and Social Care does not address the proposed £30,000 pay threshold that has been proposed as part of the UK’s future no-deal immigration system and which is expected to become legislation in the early part of 2021.

The changes will mean that some 167, 000 health and social care workers with professional qualifications from EU institutions can continue to practise in the UK as they do now whatever the outcome of the ongoing EU withdrawal negotiations.

The Government is also encouraging EU workers to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme that re-opened on the 30.03.2019.


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