Britain limits the number of issued visas to qualified workers from countries outside the European Union. In spite of the protests of experts, Home Office stated that it is "in the national interest". Heads of the branches of the UK National Health Service (NHS) claim that an increasing number of doctors are denied permission to work in the UK, which leads to a deterioration in the healthcare situation, since patients are already forced to wait for a long time. Such statements were made after 100 Indian doctors were denied a visa. These professionals were hired as a long-term scheme that allows doctors from other countries work in more than 30 offices of NHS.
Heads of branches of NHS wrote the Minister of Healthcare, Jeremу Hunt, and Minister of Internal Affairs, Amber Rudd, asking to manage this problem. Jon Rouse, director of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said that he was shocked by such course of events: “At the end of winter, all branches of NHS experienced tremendous difficulties due to a shortage of labour, and we absolutely do not understand how such a decision could be made". He said that all these doctors could work in various areas of the health system, and now these gaps will remain unfilled.