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EU Settlement Scheme put to the test

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The government has announced a a pilot for application process for the EU Settlement Scheme.  NHS workers, university staff and students in the North West of England will be taking part in the private pilot due to being on August 28 2018.

In a managed live trial, EU citizens working at 12 NHS Trusts, and students and staff from 3 Liverpool universities, will be invited to make real applications for settled status through the new digital process.

It will allow those working on the scheme to test the system using real applicants and make improvements ahead of the launch of the scheme’s phased rollout towards the end of 2018. The pilot phase be by invite only, with up to 4,000 people being able to apply on a voluntary basis. Provided they are eligible, all those who go through the process will be granted settled status.

Certain features to be included in the settlement scheme application process will not be available. Applicants will need to attend an appointment with a Home Office representative who will help to take them through the online application process.

Full list of NHS Trusts and Universities taking part

  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
  • The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • The University of Liverpool

Source: NHS workers and students to trial EU Settlement Scheme