In response to comments from the Home Secretary suggesting that the Home Office is reviewing the Tier 2 visa system, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said:
“We welcome a Government review of the Tier 2 visa system.
“Many of our employers could not again get certificates of sponsorship for doctors during May. It is now six months since we first started having problems, along with other sectors.
“The NHS is fast approaching the major August intake and changeover period for many doctors in training.
“A speedy, effective solution is urgently needed to clear the backlog, account for any increase in applications linked to the August changeover and provide a sustainable approach to the management of the system.”