NHS Trusts welcome commitment to waive EU settled status fee

22 January 2019

 

Responding to the prime minister’s announcement that the planned EU settled status fee is to be scrapped, NHS Providers deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, said:

"The prime minister’s commitment to waiver the planned £65 charge to apply for the settled status fee for EU nationals will be welcomed by NHS trusts.

"A number of trusts have already paid the fee on behalf of their EU staff. We look forward to seeing them reimbursed.

Any step that helps trusts recruit and retain EU staff is welcome, but we must continue to do all we can to offer further reassurances and thanks for this vital and much valued part of the health and social care workforce.

Saffron Cordery    Deputy Chief Executive



"Any step that helps trusts recruit and retain EU staff is welcome, but we must continue to do all we can to offer further reassurances and thanks for this vital and much valued part of the health and social care workforce.

"We need both short term and long-term solutions to address the workforce challenges the NHS faces. This is still the number one priority for trusts."

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