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Overseas doctors stranded by cancelled exams can stay in UK without extra visa costs

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 11 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3177
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The Home Office will allow doctors left stranded in the UK by postponed exams to stay in the country long enough to take the rescheduled tests at no extra cost.

In June the BMA wrote to the home secretary, Priti Patel, about the more than 3000 doctors who were waiting to take their second Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB 2) test, the final assessment needed before overseas doctors are granted a licence to practise …

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