UK government should stop recruiting doctors from abroad

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:66
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA wants the government to stop actively recruiting doctors from countries that need them themselves.

    Dr Elizabeth McElderry, a GP in north Devon, said that the situation should be the other way round. The wealthier countries should be providing aid where it was needed; and instead of sending recruitment teams abroad the government should be providing resources for language courses and other training for overseas doctors already in the United Kingdom. “How dare we try to …

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