Friday, 25 April 2014

Foreign doctors are vital to the NHS

Foreign doctors are vital to the NHS Recent reports risk creating a wave of distrust among patients, which could lead to future recruitment problems

From its inception, the NHS was built with the help of foreign workers and professionals from across the world. Thousands of doctors emigrated from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Caribbean islands, recruited by a health service afflicted by an acute post-war shortage of medical staff.

Recent reports on foreign doctors have given adverse publicity, which is a matter of grave concern. Two issues are the pass rates of international medical graduates (IMGs) in GP exams as well as the rates of suspensions and erasures from the General Medical Council register which are in danger of creating sensationalism and marginalising dedicated NHS doctors.Continue reading... The Guardian

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