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Doctors protest UK’s ‘unfair’ health surcharge

2019-03-11T13:50:36+00:00March 6th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Doctors and healthcare professionals from India, often referred to as the backbone of the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS), are campaigning against a doubling of a visa surcharge that would adversely impact recruitment plans to reverse staff shortages in the UK. Indian doctors and healthcare professionals based in the UK are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain. The “Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced [...]