It has been announced earlier that NHS workers along with their dependent family members, as well as those working for an independent healthcare provider, will be eligible for an automatic and free extension of their work visa for one year.

Today, on May 1, 2020, the UK government published a more specified list of medical professions that will be covered by the NHS Visa Extension Programme.

This list of eligible employees working for the NHS or an independent healthcare provider:

  • biochemist
  • biological scientist
  • dental practitioner
  • health professional
  • medical practitioner
  • medical radiographer
  • midwife
  • nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • ophthalmologist
  • paramedic
  • pharmacist
  • physiotherapist
  • podiatrist
  • psychologist
  • social worker
  • speech and language therapist
  • therapy professional

The UK government also advised potential applicants to check with their employer if they are unsure whether they work in an eligible profession.