Published: 27 February 2019

In response to the Prime Minister's announcement that a fast-track UK visa for scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be launched next month, Aisling Burnand MBE CEO of the Association of Medical Research Charities said:  

Today’s announcement is a very welcome one. To keep the UK at the cutting edge of innovation and research requires the rapid exchange of ideas and expertise from the best and the brightest. 

We have been asking for a skills-based system for immigration that recognises the need for science and research professionals. We are delighted that the Government has heard us and seen the importance of attracting those with the right skills. We would welcome the opportunity to work with them to ensure an efficient, easy and welcoming system is put in place which will meet present and future needs.”