NASGP welcomes news of visa extension for GPs and other NHS staff

22nd November 2020 by NASGP

NASGP welcomes news of visa extension for GPs and other NHS staff

The NASGP welcomes the news that NHS doctors will be given extensions in order to continue their invaluable and supportive work in the UK. 

Around 6,000 NHS workers and scientists will be given free 12-month visa extensions in order to continue their invaluable and supportive work in the UK. The extension is available to doctors, nurses and others whose visas, and children’s visas, expire before March 2021. 

Staff will still be asked to undertake paperwork in order to prove their identities, the BMA reports

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of the NASGP, writes: “Working as a GP locum or salaried GP is a popular role for overseas GPs, particularly with all the flexibility these roles offer, and some even find themselves working in locum chambers. 

“It’s a privilege to work alongside GPs from all corners of the globe, who give us the opportunity to learn from them whilst they experience ours and help care for our population.

“So it’s great that the BMA have helped secure this visa extension, and we hope the UK government continues to keep an open-minded approach to overseas healthcare collaborations.”

"I have been working with NASGP as the main source of income since graduating. I can't recommend them more highly for newly-graduated GPs. They helped me with setting my terms and conditions and they even arranged a tutorial session about EMIS, as the system was new to me.

LocumDeck is a great help when it comes to organising sessions, pension forms and invoices for tax purposes.

NASGP was particularly supportive during the Covid-19 period. It recognised the effect it had on locum work, temporarily waived the already small fee on sessions and were keen on getting the members together in regular video meetings.

I'm a satisfied member of NASGP. "

Dr Nazar Ahmed

Dr Nazar Ahmed

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