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Non-European doctors and change in UK policy: Change is cruel and opportunistic

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:914
  1. M A I Khan, specialist registrar (
  1. Royal Preston Hospital, Preston PR2 9HT

    EDITOR—The decision by the Department of Health that all doctors from outside the European Union who wish to work in the United Kingdom will need a work permit smacks of opportunism.1 For several years the job situation for overseas graduates has been appalling—in 2001, for my first job, I sent 150 applications. The advertised “shortage” of doctors—a shortage of …

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