Health and care visa – call for evidence
Health and care skilled worker visa has proven very popular with both UK employers and overseas workers. Lower visa fees with no NHS Surcharge and shortages of care staff in the UK have contributed to this. You may also want to read our other recent blog on health and care visa.
Call for evidence: An inspection of the immigration system as it relates to the social care sector
In the press release on 22 August 2023, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the interaction between the UK immigration system and the social care sector to submit evidence. This is a unique opportunity for organizations and inividuals with knowledge and interest in the matter to have their say. The evidence submitted may impact on the future of health and care visa in the social care sector.
What is the purpose of the call for evidence
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders is interested in finding out about:
- effectiveness of the heath and care visa
- the extent and quality of the dialogue between Home Office and employers
- how well the current visa system serves the health and care sector
- impact of the sponsorship requirements on the health and care sector organizations
The Independent Chief Inspector would be pleased to hear both what is working well and what could be improved. Information received in response to this call for evidence will play an important part in defining the scope and focus of the inspection. Submissions touching on any and all areas of interest to the sector, including those that may not be mentioned above, are therefore welcome.
What is the deadline to submit the evidence
All the intersted parties can express their opionions and voice their concerns until 11 September 2023.