Priti Patel sets out post-Brexit immigration plan - including health and care visa
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A fast-track health and care visa has been unveiled as part of the UK's plans for a points-based immigration system when freedom of movement with the EU ends in January.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said employers would be encouraged to invest in workers from within the UK.
But the new system, she added, would also allow them to "attract the best and brightest from around the world".
Unions have expressed concerns that the visa will exclude social care workers.
The health and care visa will be open to workers who have a confirmed job offer in one of a series of "skilled" roles within the NHS or care sector - or for NHS service providers, such as doctors, nurses, radiographers, social workers and paramedics.