NHS organisational readiness for EU Settlement Scheme deadline

Closed 27 May 2021

Opened 21 May 2021


EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK have less than 50 days to apply for the EU settlement scheme before the deadline on 30 June 2021. The Settlement Scheme will allow EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to continue to live and work in the UK beyond June 2021, meaning they will not need to apply for visas when the new immigration system takes effect. The scheme will also lock in the rights of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, meaning they will be able to access healthcare, benefits and other government services in the same way they currently do. It is therefore important that any eligible staff working in the NHS apply. For further information please see NHS Employers’ recent toolkit ‘Preparing for the EU Settlement Scheme application deadline’. 

This survey has been designed to help understand NHS organisation's readiness for the 30 June 2021 deadline for applications to the EU settlement scheme.


  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Primary care
  • NHS trusts


  • NHS England