Doctors in Wales should learn Welsh

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:444

Doctors in Wales should sit a language proficiency test and there should be financial and career incentives for those who speak Welsh, according to Dr Carl Clowes, director of medical services in Powys Healthcare NHS Trust.

Speaking at a conference organised by Age Action Ireland, Dr Clowes said: “Our objective should be that when receiving health care, all patients should at the very least have the opportunity of a consultation …

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