Risky service means GPs refuse to work out-of-hours2nd July 2010
The British Medical Association conference has been told that British GPs are refusing to work for badly-funded out-of-hours services which are putting patients at risk.
The situation means the organisations have to rely on medics from abroad, some of whom struggle with English. The claims follow demands that foreign doctors should face strict language tests before they are allowed to work in the NHS and comes after the case of a Cambridgeshire pensioner who died after being given a massive overdose of painkillers by a German doctor working his first shift in Britain.
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Title: Risky service means GPs refuse to work out-of-hours
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15374
Date Added: 2nd Jul 2010