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Scheme to train overseas doctors in the NHS will expand, says newspaper report

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 30 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5116
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

A scheme that allows doctors from outside the European Union to live and train in the UK before returning home is set to be expanded, the Guardian has reported.

The newspaper reported on 29 November that the number of non-EU doctors allowed to enter the UK as part of the medical training initiative (MTI) would be increased to as many as 3000, up from the 1000 places currently available.1

The MTI was launched by the health department in 2009, and 3950 doctors have been through it. Under the current …

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