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Asylum: Health Professions

Question for Home Office

UIN 128217, tabled on 10 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how medical practitioners with an outstanding asylum claim of 12 months or more have not been allowed to work in their profession in 2020.

Answered on

15 December 2020

Medical practitioners with an asylum claim who have been waiting 12 months or more for a decision on that claim can already apply to work in the many important medical practitioner roles included on the Shortage Occupation List.

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Home Office
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