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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on nursing shortage

The MAC has published its report on whether nurses should be retained on the UK shortage occupation list.

A pile of papers

On 15 October 2015, the government commissioned the MAC to review whether there is a shortage of nurses or specific nursing job titles which would be sensible to fill through non-EEA migration. Nurses were placed on the shortage occupation list on a temporary basis pending the MAC’s review of the evidence and subsequent advice.

You can read the full report and the press release.

Published 24 March 2016