List of qualifying job professions for NHS visas extended

As it has been widely reported previously, NHS workers along with their dependent family members, and those working on medical job professions outside the NHS in private practice will be eligible for an automatic and free-of-charge extension of their work visa for one year.

Today, on 01 May 2020, the UK government announced a somewhat detailed list of medical job professions which would qualify for the NHS visa extension programme.

These list of medical job professions for those work for the NHS or independent health and care providers is as follows:

  • biochemist
  • biological scientist
  • dental practitioner
  • health professional
  • medical practitioner
  • medical radiographer
  • midwife
  • nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • ophthalmologist
  • paramedic
  • pharmacist
  • physiotherapist
  • podiatrist
  • psychologist
  • social worker
  • speech and language therapist
  • therapy professional

The UK government has also advised potential applicants to check with their employer if they are not sure whether their work or job constitutes an eligible profession for the NHS visa extension programme.

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