Minimum salary for skilled migrants could damage NHS's recruitment: NATIONALÂ

A minimum salary requirement of £30,000 for skilled migrants could affect the NHS's ability to recruit the staff it needs, the body representing NHS trusts has warned.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 7:21 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:10 am
NHS migrants

NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery said they were "deeply concerned" about the proposals in the Government's immigration White Paper to be published on Wednesday.

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'˜We are deeply concerned about what is going to happen. High skills does not equal high pay, she told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

'˜You have got starting salaries for nurses at £23,000 - also for paramedics, midwives. Junior doctors starting salaries at £27,000, healthcare assistants at £17,000, all coming in way below that £30,000 cap.

'˜It is not just health workers, it is social care as well. We have to remember where the skills lay. They lay in those staff under £30,000.'