Non-EU Immigration Rules to be Relaxed for Nurses.

The government is to relax immigration rules to allow more non-EU skilled workers into the UK.

The Home Office is expected to confirm that foreign doctors and nurses will be excluded from the government’s visa cap.

The cap – introduced by Theresa May when she was home secretary – sets a limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year.

But NHS bosses say the rules are making it difficult to recruit enough staff.

Immigration pressure groups, such as Immigration Watch, say this should not be the long-term solution. They are calling for more staff to be trained in the UK.