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“Bonkers” paperwork required for non-EU doctors to work in the NHS needs reform, says GMC chief

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4359 (Published 21 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4359
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK government should legislate to make it easier for doctors from outside Europe to work in the NHS, the chief executive of the GMC has said.

Charlie Massey said that the existing “equivalence” process that requires doctors from outside the European Economic Area to fill in “about 1000 pages of paperwork” to demonstrate that their experience and training meets the standard for the UK was “bonkers.”

Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference in …

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