NHS fees scrapped for overseas staff

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NHS staff and care workers from overseas are to be exempt from paying a surcharge to use the health service after mounting pressure from MPs.

Boris Johnson’s spokesman said the PM had asked the Home Office and Department for Health to exempt NHS and care workers “as soon as possible”.

The health immigration surcharge on non-EU migrants is £400 per year and set to rise to £624 in October.

Officials are working on the plans, with more details “in the coming days”.

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