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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3-7086

The immigration rules for doctors who come to Britain for postgraduate training have been relaxed. Until last month overseas doctors could apply for only up to four years of “permit free training” before having to obtain a work permit or leave the country. From this month any time spent in preregistration house officer posts will not count towards this total, and up to three years permit free training in senior house officer posts can be awarded initially without the need for annual renewals. Doctors who qualify for higher specialist training will have no preset limit on the permit free training. More details are available in the NHS Executive advertisement published in this issue.

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