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Scottish Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) submission

22 Mar 2019

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government’s submission to the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), Norman Provan, Associate Director, Royal College of Nursing Scotland said: 

“The UK Government’s proposals present a real risk of closing Scotland’s door to the international nurses that help keep our health and social care services running. This is at a time when there are significant nursing vacancies across our NHS and care home sector.
“It is crucial that nursing remains on the shortage occupation list and that, given nursing salaries across our NHS and care homes, the proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold is reconsidered. Our immigration system must value the work of international nursing staff and allow them to continue to contribute to Scotland’s health and social care services.”

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