Overseas talent can help us build a better NHS, says Magdi Yacoub

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:565
  1. Katherine Burke
  1. London

    The NHS's first special envoy, Professor Magdi Yacoub, has backed plans to bring top international consultants to England as the “correct” way of tackling skills shortages until more trainees come through the ranks.

    Under the International Fellowship Scheme, up to 450 consultants will be drafted into the NHS over the next three years, mainly from the specialties starved of specialists—histopathology, radiology, cardiothoracics, and psychiatry.

    In an interview with the BMJ, the heart surgeon Professor Yacoub claimed that UK doctors could benefit from sharing ideas …

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