Overseas doctors face new rules to work in Britain

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1324

More of the overseas doctors who apply to work in Britain will have to provide “objective evidence of capability” that they have adequate knowledge and skills, including linguistic competence, before they can register with the General Medical Council under new proposals approved last week.

The council's education committee said that it could not defend its accountability to the public under the present system whereby only a quarter of the 2500 doctors who apply from countries outside the European Economic …

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