Biometric Residence Permit Checks

When hiring citizens from countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), UK employers must carry out biometric residence permit checks to confirm work entitlements of each applicant and avoid the possibility of a civil penalty for illegal employment. All other documents, such as the vignette printed in the job applicant’s passport, are considered insufficient proof […]

NHS Seeks Solution to UK Nursing Shortage

While uncertainty dominates post-referendum Britain, for the NHS it has to be ‘business as usual’. Critical challenges such as the severe UK nursing shortage continue to demand immediate resolution, to minimise any impact on quality of care and patient safety. The Government has reluctantly agreed that the only viable solution to the UK’s nursing shortage is […]

Employing Nurses from Overseas

In her article on Thursday, 10 September, Jane Dreaper, Health correspondent for BBC News, wrote that leading NHS figures have warned that “stringent” immigration rules are preventing them from getting enough nurses on wards in time for winter. The heads of 10 leading trusts, along with the NHS Employers Organisation have written to the home […]