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New guidance on sharing data on overseas visitors’ debts with the UKBA

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2012

The DH has issued new guidance to NHS trusts on sharing information about debts which overseas visitors owe for NHS treatment

New rules to tackle ‘health tourists’

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 8 2011

On 10 October 2011, the Government announced changes to the immigration rules which it said would make health tourists “pay the price for their NHS debts”

Reasonable to dismiss employee with uncertain immigration status

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 6 2011

In Kurumuth v NHS Trust North Middlesex University Hospital, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it was reasonable for the NHS trust to dismiss an employee when the UK Border Agency (UKBA) failed to satisfy itself that she had the right to work in the UK

Asylum seeker argues that to return to Zimbabwe, where she will be denied medical treatment, breaches her human rights

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

In the case of FM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2011) an asylum seeker, M, claimed asylum on the basis that she, as an AIDS sufferer, could not obtain medical treatment for her condition if returned to Zimbabwe as the anti-retroviral treatment required was only available to individuals who supported the leading Zanu (PF) party

Council had no duty to provide accommodation to failed asylum seeker

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2010

In the case of L v Westminster City Council, L, who was an Iranian national and failed asylum seeker, applied for judicial review of the decision of Westminster City Council (WCC) that it did not need to provide him with accommodation under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (the Act

End to competence tests for EU nurses

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

The constraints placed on the UK by EU law in relation to the employment of EU nationals, can be demonstrated by the recent decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to agree to the end of competency tests for workers from the European Union (EU) after being told it could be sued by the European Commission for breaching EU law on "the freedom of movement" for workers

Department of Health to take action on language testing for European Economic Area doctors

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

The Government has published its Response to the House of Commons Health Committee report into the use of overseas doctors in providing out of hours services, (the response) which was commissioned following the death of David Gray, a patient of Dr Ubani from Germany who was working as an out of hours doctor, despite having previously failed a language test to work in this country

Illegality of employment contracts

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 9 2010

The recent judgment in the case of San Ling Chinese Medicine Centre v Lian Wei Ji says that an employee's work permit must have actually been revoked in order for their contract of employment to be tainted with illegality

Changes to the recording and reporting regime relating to the treatment of visitors from Europe

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 6 2009

On 12 October 2009, new arrangements for recording and reporting the treatment of visitors from the EEA and Switzerland (EEAS) came into force