Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP
Heidi Allen MP
Change UK – The Independent Group
Daniel Zeichner MP
Tony Lloyd MP
Stephen Twigg MP
Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP
Catherine West MP
Douglas Chapman MP
Scottish National Party
Following cross-party efforts led by Conservative MP Heidi Allen and Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb, and action taken by hundreds of More United supporters, the government has agreed to reform the visa system to make it easier for the NHS to recruit the staff it needs.
The Tier 2 visa system, which is for non-EU nationals, currently has a strict cap on how many visas can be issued each year. Despite thousands of vacancies within the NHS, doctors are not currently prioritised as a shortage profession.
Thanks to this campaign, doctors and nurses will now be made exempt from the visa cap.
Heidi Allen led the charge, working with other Conservative backbench MPs to raise awareness of the issue. With More United’s help, she joined forces with Norman Lamb to build support across party lines.
Thanks to nearly 2,000 emails sent by More United supporters, 10 more MPs from 3 parties took action. Together, this galvanised the government to deliver change.
Join More United, together we can make a difference and change the way politics works.
Heidi Allen MP thanks More United Members for their support
"I'm so grateful to the hundreds of More United supporters who took the time to write to their MPs. This shows what a difference that small action can make."
Two MPs put country before party to make sure the NHS has the resources it needs
Heidi Allen (Conservative) and Norman Lamb (Lib Dem) are working together to raise support for this campaign across party lines