Overseas NHS Workers to be given permanent UK Residency

Overseas NHS Workers to be given permanent UK Residency

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Kuljeet Jagdev started this petition to Priti Patel (Home Secretary) and

For many years it’s been absolutely clear that the NHS would be on its knees without the help of overseas nationals. The NHS, an institution which was built to help everyone and from every walk of life, is now coming into its own and this whole nation is seen supporting it. 

Not one hospital, up and down this country would be able to survive without the expert knowledge, care and attention of the overseas nationals who come here, to work in it.
 
Now more than ever we need to come together and show that all the hardworking overseas, doctors, nurses, support staff and carers, working for our NHS, are given the option of permanent UK Residency.

Last week the government announced that any visas that were due to expiry for these key workers would be immediately extended, for one year.

That simply gives the wrong message and they’re only worth another year in the UK.  I think we all feel that after their hard work and dedication, dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and their many years of supporting and working in the NHS, that they should all be given the option of permanent residency.

All healthcare professionals are under a great deal of pressure and those from overseas have added issues with the running out of their visas and reapplications for them.

Covid-19 has shown us all that we can work together and there is no strength without unity. 

Each and every one of us has been cared for at least once in their lifetime by an overseas NHS worker.  Let’s make their lives easier by making them permanent. 

They should be no longer considered as foreign to us but part of our great nation and British Citizens.

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