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NHS doctor may leave UK over refusal of visa for mother to remain

A leading children’s psychiatrist plans to quit the NHS and move to Australia because of the Home Office’s “almost callous” refusal to let his mother stay in Britain.

Dr Nishchint Warikoo, the lead psychiatrist for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Hampshire, said he and his family were being “forced to leave” the UK in order to stay together.

Warikoo is angry and frustrated that several years of representations have failed to persuade the Home Office to allow his 71-year-old Indian-born mother, Phoola, to remain in Britain. The 46-year-old was also born in India but became a British citizen in 2014 and has lived in the UK and worked in the NHS for 15 years.

Read more in The Guardian.

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