Posts Tagged ‘Overseas doctors’

Home Secretary to reconsider the cap on overseas doctors’ work visas

The new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is “taking a fresh look” at the cap on visas for skilled migrants. The cap has resulted in more than 1,500 doctor...

Medical leaders call on PM to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors

Doctors’ representatives have written to the government urging them to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors. It follows reports that the Prim...

“Tier 2 cap for skilled workers preventing international doctors from supporting NHS”

The following is a letter to Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, from the the BMA’s chair of council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and signed by a number of royal...

Four out of ten European doctors working in the NHS are considering leaving

The NHS is at serious risk from European doctors considering leaving the UK following the Brexit Vote. A BMA survey of EEA (European Economic Area) doct...

GMC strengthens tests for overseas doctors wanting to work in UK

The GMC assessment for international doctors wanting to work in the UK is to be strengthened, it has said. Improvements are being made to the Profession...

Single licensing exam for all doctors in the UK

The GMC is to develop a single national licensing examination marking the first step to a unified ‘passport to practise’ for doctors wishing to practis...

Rules on movement of doctors across Europe

New rules on the movement of health professionals across Europe are a major improvement in patient safety, says the GMC. EU ministers today agreed that do...

Consultation over language tests for foreign doctors

European doctors wanting to work for the NHS will have to prove they are fluent in English if proposals go ahead. Experts will consult over the next few...

Changes to EU law are a patient safety risk

Incompetent doctors could be allowed to work in the UK if changes to EU legislation designed to make it easier for doctors to move around Europe are approv...

Minister commits to testing docs language skills

The government is finally moving to ensure that overseas doctors have the language skills required to work in the NHS. Addressing the Conservative Party c...

We owe overseas doctors more than an induction

It’s taken a long time to come to a rather obvious answer. Overseas doctors need more support when working for the NHS - and a good place to start wou...