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Four out of five doctors who emigrate from France to UK satisfied with move

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2708 (Published 24 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2708
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    More than 80% of French doctors who settle in the United Kingdom are either satisfied or very satisfied with the move, a report says (Revue d’Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique 2008;56:360-73).

    Disappointed with conditions in France, including pay and career prospects, they are finding that the NHS provides a better environment.

    One in eight French doctors who work in the United Kingdom, who took part in the survey, emigrated purely for professional reasons. The results also show that all the doctors valued the salaried status, organisation of working hours, and …

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