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I do not mind whether a doctor qualified in Paris or in London.
What I do want - as a patient - is:
the doctor should understand colloquial English.
the doctor should understand that although his salary is paid by the NHS, his one and only loyalty is to his patient.
the doctor should know, or should be taught, that he cannot be shackled, nor gagged, by the management.
I look forward to reading any opposing views.
Let us not forget that home grown doctors continue to sail or fly abroad, Has the NHS found out WHY?