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Asylum: Health Professions

Question for Home Office

UIN 128218, tabled on 10 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that medical practitioners seeking asylum whose claim is outstanding for 12 months or longer can work in their profession in the UK.

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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