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Scrap the cap on overseas doctors

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 31 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2384

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  1. Tom Moberly, UK editor
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Since its inception 70 years ago the NHS has relied on doctors who trained in other countries. Today, one in three doctors working in the UK trained abroad, and one in four trained outside Europe. Crucially, these doctors have often worked in areas that home grown doctors haven’t wanted to, as Julian Simpson reflects in an essay this week (doi:10.1136/bmj.k2336).

But the number of overseas trained doctors working in the UK is falling—by …

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