London: Nearly 7000 nurses who forms the backbone of Britain’national Health service, might be sent back to India. A new immigration policy that intends to cap the number of migrants living in the U.K will lead to nearly 7,000 nurses being sent home 2020.
As a result of the changes in the immigration laws in 2012 nearly 3,365 nurses currently working in the U.K. may have to leave the country by 2017.
According to the Royal College of Nursing, if the levels of recruitment stay the same by 2020, 6,620 nurses will be affected with a majority of them from India.
The new rules say that a nurse can stay in the UK only if she or he earns a minimum of £35,000 a year – which is the salary of a senior nurse. This is a position that the majority of nurses would not reach within six years.