Home Office Shortage Occupation List

Home Office Shortage Occupation List

A list created by the Home Office—which controls entry of foreigners into the UK—to allow UK healthcare organisations to recruit from overseas, providing that there was clear and demonstrable evidence that suitable professionals could not be successfully recruited from the resident UK/European Economic Area (EEA) labour markets. Under this scheme, employing organisations could apply for and attain a UK work permit under a “fast-track” scheme.

Home Office Shortage Occupation List
• Doctors and dentists.
• Anaesthetics.
• Cardiology.
• Chemical pathology.
• Child and adolescent psychiatry.
• Clinical neurophysiology.
• Clinical oncology.
• Forensic psychiatry.
• General adult psychiatry.
• Genito-urinary medicine.
• GPs (salaried).
• Haematology.
• Immunology.
• Intensive care medicine.
• Medical microbiology and virology.
• Nephrology.
• Neurology.
• Nuclear medicine.
• Occupational medicine.
• Old age psychiatry.
• Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
• Orthodontics.
• Paediatric dentists.
• Paediatrics.
• Plastic surgery.
• Allied health professionals/nurses.
• Audiologists.
• Audiological scientist.
• Clinical psychologist.
• Pharmacists.
• Pharmacy technician.
• Speech and language therapist employed or engaged at AfC bands 7 and 8, or their Independent Sector equivalents.
• Social worker.
• State-registered scientists in cytogenetics.
• Qualified HPC registered diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, including ultrasonography.
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Stewart Findlay, the CCG's chief clinical officer, said: "GPs are not on the Home Office Shortage Occupation List, which means it can take over six months for a GP from outside the European Union to get a visa to work in the UK.