Immigration for Health & Social Care

We advise health and social care organisations and medical professionals on the full range of immigration needs.

Do you need help with immigration?

Specialists in Immigration for Health & Social Care

DavidsonMorris is a modern legal services provider that specialises in providing value and solutions-based guidance on immigration law.

With the health and social care sector facing acute shortages of qualified medical staff across the board, nursing in particular is experiencing significant gaps between the supply and demand of trained professionals.

In response to this growing issue, qualified and experienced healthcare professionals are being recruited internationally to maintain healthcare standards and ensure patient safety.

Care providers

We offer the full range of immigration services to independent and public health & social care providers, with particular expertise in sponsorship licences, Tier 2 visas and Right to Work compliance.

We have substantial experience helping independent care providers recruit non-EEA nurses under the Tier 2 visa scheme, and have been actively involved in lobbying for change to make the current foreign nurse pre-registration process fit for purpose. .

We work with healthcare providers in the NHS and private sector, providing support and guidance on meeting immigration compliance duties as part of the onboarding process and ongoing right to work checks. This includes areas of compliance risk such as List B management.

We also deliver training to in-house HR teams on immigration compliance and related matters.

We support health & social care employers to ensure their immigration processes are both effective and compliant.

Our health and social care immigration services include:

  • Applying for new or renewing PBS licences

We also deliver a regular programme of legal updates and webinars covering compliance training, mobility trends and relevant topics regarding visa and immigration for the NHS.

Medical professionals

For individual medical professionals we advise on migration and settlement options, including eligibility for appropriate categories of visa.

We manage the entire application process on your behalf to avoid the risk of delays and loss fees resulting from application or procedural errors. We can also advise on entry and settlement options for dependants.

For BMA members we deliver advice and support specifically on applications for Tier 2 (General) visas for entry into the UK.

Do you need help with immigration?

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Why choose DavidsonMorris?

We are a team of business immigration lawyers and former Home Office employees, with an established reputation for supporting employers and HR professionals on all aspects of immigration including immigration audit and compliance.

Our relationship with the Home Office has been established for many years in these cases, as we have helped many business clients to successfully apply for sponsorships, licenses and visas for their employees.

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Apply to renew your sponsorship licence.

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Reduce the risk of immigration non-compliance.

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Comprehensive in-house immigration compliance training.

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Efficient visa processing and visa-related advice.

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HR best practice guidance and advice.

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Supporting in-house immigration and HR teams.

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