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Health trusts accuse immigration authorities of putting patient safety at risk by blocking visas

The government’s hostile environment policy towards immigrants is worsening NHS staffing problems as hundreds of international doctors are being denied visas, health officials have said.

NHS Employers said 400 visas for doctors to work in the UK had been refused since December, despite the staffing crisis in hospitals.

And 35 NHS trusts accused immigration officials of putting patient safety at risk by blocking visas for around 100 Indian doctors who were offered jobs in the health service, the BBC reported.

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The Guardian

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