New UK policy on overseas doctors: What future for international medical graduates in the NHS?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7548.1033 (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1033
  1. Nigel G Richardson (Nigel.Richardson@meht.nhs.uk), consultant surgeon,
  2. Omatseye Edema, international medical graduate
  1. Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET

    EDITOR—Of 449 applications for six posts on our basic surgical training scheme which started in August 2005, 78% graduated from non-European Union (EU) countries, 61% coming from India. In all, 276 doctors from India applied for a place on a scheme in a district hospital. Anecdotal evidence suggests …

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