UK: Restrictions on recruiting nurses from overseas to be temporarily lifted

Photo Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer

Restrictions on the NHS recruiting nurses from overseas have been temporarily lifted after warnings that a crisis in medical staffing is looming this winter.

The NHS Employers organisation and the heads of 10 leading trusts wrote to the Home Secretary about their concerns; and Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, warned this month that “we need to better join up the dots on immigration policy and the NHS”.

Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said: “This reversal is a real victory for nurses, the health service and most of all for patients.

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