Brexit and the NHS workforce

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The United Kingdom's vote in the European Union (EU) referendum to leave the EU has created significant uncertainty among our NHS workforce.

Our EU staff are a valued and appreciated group of the 1.2 million workers in the NHS. It is important that they are provided with the certainty they need to continue living and working in the UK.

NHS Employers will continue to work on your behalf to influence the UK government’s negotiating priorities and position in the interest of the NHS.

We will keep you informed on developments as they arise, and here you will find the support and information you need throughout this process. 

Sign up to the NHS European Office's Brexit bulletin for all the latest updates straight to your inbox. 

Further information about Brexit and the health and care sector can be found on the NHS Confederation website.

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Frequently asked questions

To help you and your staff, we have created some FAQs to some of the key immigration issues surrounding Brexit and European workers.

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#LoveOurEUStaff

Join our twitter campaign to show support and discover what other NHS organisations are doing for their EU workers.

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EU Settlement Scheme

Your EU staff will need to apply to the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020. Find out how you can prepare. 

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UK departure from the EU

A recap on the changes to free movement of people and how qualifications will be recognised by UK health professional regulators.

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