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BMA criticises new visa requirements for overseas doctors

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 20 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:930
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The BMA and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) have condemned the speed at which new visa restrictions for overseas doctors have been introduced in the United Kingdom. The changes, which mean that doctors from outside the European economic area (EEA) who train in the UK will need a work permit, have been rushed through with little regard for doctors' welfare, the associations say.

    The new rules, which were introduced on 3 April, bar NHS trusts from recruiting junior doctors from outside the EEA unless …

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