Cavendish Coalition backs recommendations on EU migrants working in health and care
May 31, 2019
Responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the shortage occupation list, Danny Mortimer, co-convener of the Cavendish Coalition, a group of health and social care organisations that has come together to ensure that the health and social care system can continue to meet its staffing needs following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, said the coalition welcomed the report and its recommendation to expand the shortage occupation list to include a range of additional health and care occupations.
“The health and social care sector is faced with a number of workforce shortages, which are affecting the delivery of services,” said Mr Mortimer.
“The analysis and recommendations by the MAC clearly reinforce that position. We urge the Government to enact these recommendations quickly to ensure continued recruitment into shortage occupations.
“MAC rightly highlighted the pressing issue of funding for the social care sector, and particularly the need for a policy and funding solution that helps to improve the terms and conditions for the social care workforce.
“The international recruitment of social care staff remains of huge concern, and the Government will need to look closely at this sooner rather than later for the sector to be able to recruit and retain staff at the levels required to meet the level of need.”