Letters

Training programmes in countries overseas should be supported

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.311b (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:311
  1. J Brian Coulter, senior lecturer in tropical paediatrics,
  2. John Cox, professor of psychiatry,
  3. Tim Goodacre, consultant plastic surgeon,
  4. Neville Harrison, chairman, Urolink, British Association of Urological Surgeons,
  5. Angela Hilton, consultant chest physician,
  6. George Griffin, member, Association of Physicians,
  7. John Guy, chairman, World Orthopaedic Concern,
  8. Anthony Jefferies, consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon,
  9. Nigel Leigh, professor of neurology,
  10. Adrian Marston, honorary dean, Royal Society of Medicine,
  11. Chris Milford, consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon,
  12. Eldryd Parry, chairman, Tropical Health and Education Trust,
  13. Peter Poore, senior medical officer, Save the Children Fund,
  14. John Rennie, consultant surgeon,
  15. Bernard Ribeiro, honorary secretary, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland,
  16. Terance Ryan, clinical professor of dermatology,
  17. Patrick Sissons, professor of medicine,
  18. Richard Southwell, Queen's counsel,
  19. Ian Todd, director of overseas training, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  1. International Health Consortium, London NW1 4LJ

    EDITOR,—We welcome the supplementary Calman report on the training of overseas qualified doctors in Britain.1 As Chris Holcombe and David K Watters point out, many trainees in Britain come from the developing world, where they will practise under very different circumstances.2 For this reason we believe that support should be given to the training of overseas doctors in the environment where they will …

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