My brother just wrote a letter to my local MP. Wow. He’s done more than I’ve done for the cause. DAMMIT! 8 years ago
The government has recently made changes to the immigration rules, which will make it almost impossible for international (non-UK/EEA) doctors to get post-foundation programme jobs in the UK.
On 7 March 2006 the Department of Health announced that the Home Office would be making changes to the immigration rules towards managing migration, based on a point based system for people coming to the UK to work, study and train. Implementation of the new regulations would be introduced in stages, but those affecting postgraduate doctors and dentists would come into effect from 3 April 2006.
Subsequently from 3 April 2006, trusts that intend on employing non-EEA or non-resident doctors will need to apply to Work Permits (UK) for a work permit before employing such a candidate. Furthermore on application it will be necessary to demonstrate that there are no suitable EEA nationals who can take up the post. That is to say that before any offers of employment are made, that the suitable EEA nationals are considered in advance of those who require a work permit.
This prevents all applicants from being assessed fairly during the process of recruitment, thus ending the equal opportunities policy and enforcing discriminatory practice.
International medical graduates (IMGs) who have resident status in the UK, such as refugees, will not need a permit to be able to work and should be treated equally alongside UK/EEA candidates for posts.
My future looks bright, doesn’t it? Please sign the petition. 8 years ago