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Overseas doctors need more support

16th September 2011

The General Medical Council says some overseas doctors who have been trained under different cultural and professional standards come to the NHS with “little or no preparation” for working in the UK and need more support.

With more than a third of doctors registered in the UK having qualified abroad, the GMC is now planning a basic induction programme for all doctors to help them understand how healthcare is practised in the UK. The British Medical Association’s Junior Doctor Committee has welcomed the move.

 

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