Home Office rules will cut postgraduate training applications from migrants by 2000 next year

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:350
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The government has announced new temporary immigration regulations that will bar doctors from beyond the European Union from gaining postgraduate medical training places in the United Kingdom.

    The new Home Office rules will prohibit foreign doctors from taking training posts in the UK by applying through the highly skilled migrant programme, the traditional route to take up a post offered without a work permit.

    The regulations are temporary until the Department of Health decides whether or not to implement its own guidance which gives priority to doctors trained in the UK. At present, this guidance is subject to consideration by the House of Lords, a …

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