07 FEB 2018

General Practitioners: Migrant Workers

Written Answers

Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU GP registrars who are currently on GP training schemes in England who will not be eligible for indefinite leave to remain when they finish their three-year training.

Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Currently there are 719 non-European Economic Area national general practitioner trainees working under a Tier 2 visa. On the completion of training, these trainees would be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain if they meet the requirements as set out by UK Visas and Immigration. Eligibility is based on individual circumstance and will be decided by UK Visas and Immigration.

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