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Overseas doctors must speak good English

30th June 2010

The chairman of the British Medical Association Dr Hamish Meldrum has said poorly trained overseas doctors who cannot speak good English must not be able to treat patients in the UK.

Speaking at the BMA conference in Brighton, he said tighter regulations must be brought in to prevent a repeat of the case of Dr Daniel Ubani, who killed a pensioner with an overdose of painkillers on his first and only shift in Britain. Nigerian-born Dr Ubani flew into the UK from Germany and injected a 70-year-old man with 10 times the recommended dose of a pain relief drug.

 

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