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Does overseas working benefit the NHS?

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5182
  1. Simon J Forrington, year 5 specialty trainee in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine1,
  2. Kate Grady, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine1,
  3. Iain H Wilson, consultant anaesthetist2
  1. 1A1 University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2A2 Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Devon, UK
  1. siforrington{at}


Doctors are increasingly seeking opportunities to spend time working overseas. Simon Forrington and colleagues look at whether the NHS benefits from these experiences


  • We thank Andrew McLennan, consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital of South Manchester.

  • We have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

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