Posts Tagged ‘Language test’

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...

European Professional Card will affect UK’s ability to check suitability of migrating doctors

Powers to check the suitability of incoming European health professionals are set to be compromised by a new ‘passport to practise’. The GMC is call...

EU doctor suspended from practising medicine in the UK for “poor English test”

An Italian doctor has been suspended from practising medicine in the UK after failing English language tests. Dr Alessandro Teppa is one of the first EU...

Almost half of EU doctors seeking work in the UK failed to prove English skills

Nearly half of all EU doctors who sought work in the UK in the past year were turned away because they failed to prove their English was good enough, the m...

New powers on English skills “a milestone”

The GMC has new powers from today to check the English language skills of licenced doctors in the UK. Niall Dickson, chief executive of the GMC, said it w...

Euro doctors should undergo language test

Nine out of 10 people agree that the GMC should have the power to require a doctor to undergo a language assessment when there is a serious concern about t...

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...

Patient safety requirements for Euro doctors

A significant step has been taken today in enabling the UK to test the competency and language skills of European doctors entering the country. The Europe...

GMC consultation on testing language skills

The GMC has finally launched a three-month consultation on changes which will allow it to check the language skills of doctors from the European Economic A...

New GMC powers to check language skills

The GMC is to be given new powers to check the English-language skills of all doctors working in the UK, under government proposals. At present it can onl...

Foreign doctors must speak English, say ministers

Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove they have the necessary English skills, the government has confirmed. Concerns...