20-hour cap removed

The government has announced that the 20-hour additional working cap has been removed.

27 February 2023

The Home Office has announced that from today (Monday 27 February), Health and Care Visa holders will be able to work an uncapped amount of additional hours for a second employer.

Employers will have a duty of care to monitor the workings hours, health and wellbeing, and safety of staff and ensure they are working in accordance with the working time directive.  

Full details on this guidance can be found via the .GOV website.

For non-medical and dental staff, further information can be found in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook chapter 4; section 27; Working time regulations.

For medical and dental staff please refer to the Terms and Conditions for Doctors and Dentists in Training (2016) schedule 3 or SAS contract reform 2021.