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Thousands of UK visa applications by doctors refused, figures show

Only one-third of requests by overseas medics accepted, despite NHS staff shortages

More than 2,300 visa applications by doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused in five months, official figures show.

There were 3,597 requests from doctors for tier 2 visas between 6 November and 5 April, but only 34% were successful.

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