Immigration status of overseas doctors

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.411a (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:411
  1. F Ahemd
  1. Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF.

    EDITOR, - The Home Office's regulations restricting the stay of overseas doctors in Britain to four years was implemented from 1 April 1985.1 The doctors could work without a work permit for this period for training purposes, and, though there was no provision in the immigration rules to extend the period, the Home Office has used its discretion to allow people to switch their immigration status on the recommendation of the Department of Employment. Work permits have been issued to some doctors in specific jobs …

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