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Lifting the visa cap for overseas nurses and doctors


Team24 joins multiple medical bodies and NHS organisations in supporting the government’s decision to lift the visa cap for overseas doctors and nurses. As a result of yesterday’s announcement, many more qualified nursing and clinical staff will be available to contribute to the UK healthcare sector.

Jo Matkin
Jo Matkin

Jo Matkin, Managing Director at Team24 adds, “We are highly supportive of the move to change visa restrictions on medical workers. In the healthcare sector in particular, it’s important to have access to familiar and trusted workers. However, as in every industry, the attraction and introduction of new workers from diverse places and disciplines enriches the end user’s service experience. Most importantly, this is a positive outcome for patients as it will improve patient care.”

Lifting the visa cap will widen the pool of skilled healthcare professionals, bringing with them the experience and capacity that the UK health sector desperately needs to meet the growing demand for patient care.

There will be an increased need to have strong onboarding processes and rigourous vetting procedures to ensure that all temporary and permanent employees are qualified and ready to work. Compliance to meet the standards of both public and private employers continues to be a top priority in the recruitment of healthcare workers, particularly in light of this announcement, which will see new medical workers coming to the UK.


Team24 is a healthcare recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified nursing and clinical staff for temporary and permanent work across a range of clients including NHS and private healthcare employers. Patient care is at the heart of Team24’s rigorous recruitment approach to attracting and placing qualified nursing and clinical professionals into the UK’s healthcare employers.

Key services:

  • Managed Service Recruitment
  • Nursing and Care at Home
  • Healthcare Staffing Services

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