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BMA members reject proposal to restrict jobs to EU medical graduates

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39388.698368.DB (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:959
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Members of the BMA have come out against government proposals to restrict access of medical students from outside the European Union to jobs in the NHS.

    The result comes from a survey of BMA members concerning the findings of the inquiry into medical training led by John Tooke (BMJ 2007;335:737, 13 Oct doi: 10.1136/bmj.39363.596273.59). Speaking at a BMA conference last week, Professor Tooke said it was essential that the matter of international medical graduates was dealt with urgently.

    “If we don't resolve that issue, we are in for a really, really big problem next summer, because there will …

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