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GMC applied higher standards to doctors trained abroad

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:483

Doctors who trained abroad could find it easier to obtain full registration to practise in Britain after a High Court victory last week for such a doctor. Mr Justice Carnwath quashed a decision by the General Medical Council's review board to refuse full registration to Dr Balbir Singh Virik because the council had applied higher standards to him than it would have applied to a doctor trained in Britain.

The decision means that Dr Virik, can now reapply for full registration. The judge refused, however, to make a declaration about what qualifications should be required, saying that …

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