UK bans health workers from bringing dependents

On Monday, the UK announced the ban on Health and Care Workers from bringing their dependents to the country.

The United Kingdom Home Office announced this decision on its verified X handle (formerly Twitter), stirring mixed feelings from applicants.

“From today, care workers entering the UK on Health and Care Worker visas can no longer bring dependants. This is part of our plan to deliver the biggest ever cut in migration,” it wrote.

It further added that about 120,000 care workers who arrived in 2023 would have to follow the new policy.

UK bans health workers from bringing dependents

Nigerians react to UK ban on Health Workers from bringing Dependents

Tyanju_mi said: “This is getting serious, nothing like making our dear own country work. Enough of see finish.”

AladejanaDeji quizzed: “So you expect them to come in to come take care of your families, but they should leave their families back in their country?”

Ada_Ojilibeka added: “Immigrants with the experience and manpower you need will have to stop coming then. The UK isn’t the only place to go. Cos how can you ask a person to come serve you but leave their families behind. How are they supposed to concentrate and give the job their best?!!
The people making these decisions don’t think things through at all.”

Dieux_oint penned: “Many people are going to get overworked because of this. Nurses are leaving the Uk for USA and other countries and now the government is targeting the only work force that supports Nurses. A huge thanks to all those working in the UK Healthcare system. You are highly appreciated.”

anataboga wrote: “14% of UK citizens are immigrants.
19% of NHS & care staff are immigrants. This policy will disincentivise immigrants wishing to work in the NHS & care sector. This policy will cause more NHS & care staff shortages, lead to longer NHS waits and increased care costs.”