The CfWI was commissioned by the Department of Health to collate a unified healthcare submission for the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) June 2011 update of the shortage occupation list. The MAC uses a three-stage approach to drawing up the shortage occupation lists for the UK:
- whether individual occupations or categories of jobs are sufficiently skilled to be included on the shortage occupation lists
- whether there is a shortage of labour within each skilled occupation
- whether it is sensible for immigrant labour from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to be used to fill these shortages.
A general introduction to the 2011 healthcare profession submission and a summary of the methods used by the CfWI, along with outlined recommendations for inclusion on or removal from the shortage occupation list are available in the context paper.
Detailed reports covering the MAC’s skilled, shortage and sensible criteria have been prepared for each profession recommended for inclusion on or removal from the shortage list. These are available in the appendices:
- Appendix A lists the professions the CfWI believes should be removed from the shortage occupation list.
- Appendix B lists the non-medical professions the CfWI believes should be retained or included on the shortage occupation list.
- Appendix C lists the medical professions the CfWI believes should be retained or included on the shortage occupation list.