Hundreds of foreign doctors mull leaving UK over ‘crippling’ fees

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High cost of visas and other charges is worsening NHS staffing crisis, warn medics

Hundreds of overseas doctors are considering quitting the NHS in protest at being charged thousands of pounds a year for visas and healthcare in order to work in the UK.

Medics from around the world are considering taking their skills abroad, angered by high charges and fees. Immigration rules mean they must pay thousands of pounds a year for a working visa and £400 a year for them and each member of their family to use the NHS.

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  1. The story is irrelevant and meaningless. What they pay means nothing unless you also state what they make so the reader can understand the impact. If the fees amount to, say, 5% of their gross income, they’re just whinging; 40% and they have case.

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