A fee-free visa extension for young doctors from India who would make up the future workforce of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) sends the right signal for a closer UK-India healthcare partnership.
July 2020 marked the 72nd birthday of our beloved National Health Service (NHS) and against the backdrop of one of the most challenging years...
The dearth of healthcare products and medical supplies needed by the world to fight the ongoing crisis has been fueling news headlines everywhere.
Britain’s leading doctors’ associations are calling on the UK government for an automatic fee-free extension of the short-term visas of many Indian doctors stranded in the coronavirus lockdown as they await their international qualification exams in the UK.
A Global Indian husband-wife doctor couple, who say they would rather be celebrating the arrival of their first baby within weeks, have instead launched judicial review proceedings against the UK government over safety issues around personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Two global Indian doctors on the frontlines of the National Health Service (NHS) fight against the coronavirus pandemic are taking their campaign for safe personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines to the High Court in London. Husband-wife couple, Dr Nishant Joshi and Dr Meenal Viz, have raised over £40,500 in pledges for their judicial review case against the UK government after receiving “unconvincing responses” to a pre-action legal letter last month. Their challenge is against the government's guidance on PPE, including surgical gowns, [...]
In March, when India went into lockdown and grounded all international flights to combat the spread of Covid-19, there was a group of young Indian doctors in the UK for a crucial qualification examination who were among the thousands left stranded. Around 23 doctors from different parts of India were in Manchester to appear for the second part of a two-part Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test hosted by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC). The first part of the [...]
The UK has finally taken measures to help support foreign doctors employed with the NHS. Highlights: 60,000 Indian-origin NHS medics have been lobbying against what they believe is an unfair Immigration Health Surcharge imposed on them. The recent move to hike this charge came as a blow to this group of medics who had been hoping for a reprieve. Addressing this, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced an exemption from the surcharge alongside an automatic fee-free one-year visa renewal for [...]
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 [...]