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27 November 2020 Thousands of health workers to benefit from visa extensions

The UK government has decided to extend the visas of thousands of overseas health workers for free including doctors, nurses and paramedics which will cover healthcare professionals working in the NHS, and independent health and care sectors.

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12 March 2020 "Record funding for the NHS, this budget gets it done"

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has unveiled the Government’s eagerly anticipated 2020 Budget. Despite the economic uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and the announcement of a series of financial measures to support the NHS during this period it is clear that the NHS remains an important priority for the Government.

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8 October 2019 Brexit – Workforce Implications within the Health Sector

The Health sector already has challenges with staffing shortages, with leading think tanks predicting that over the next five years, nurse and GP shortages will double and nearly treble respectively, without radical action being taken.

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2 October 2019 Brexit - The treatment of patients from the EU

To date patients from the EU have been able to benefit from reciprocal healthcare arrangements, including the EHIC, S1, S2 and S3 arrangements, which allow EU and EEA nations to freely access health and social care services in other member nations as if they are resident.

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25 January 2019 Health newsletter - January 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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21 April 2016 A slave to the NHS? Modern Slavery and the NHS Supply Chain

Introduced in October 2015, the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) is a landmark move toward tackling illegal exploitation within the UK.

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Don't risk your sponsor licence

Hayley Gilbert discusses the potential implications of not informing the UK Visas and Immigration Service of the actual job role that a migrant worker will be undertaking. This follows a recent case where an employer’s licence to sponsor was revoked.

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25 March 2014 Health law newsletter - March 2014

In this month’s health law update we have focused on the impact of the Supreme Court Judgment in Cheshire and discuss how this decision has clarified the meaning of ‘deprivation of liberty’.

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Introducing independent health care

Our dedicated healthcare practice works across the NHS and independent healthcare sector.

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8 March 2013 Francis report March 2013, newsletter

Our focus on the Francis report special newsletter features articles from our lawyers covering the impacts on commissioning, trust boards and governors, inquests, whistle-blowing, complaints and the independent health sector.

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