Almost half of EU doctors seeking work in 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 medical regulator has revealed.
In all, 779 doctors – 45% of those who applied – did not give evidence of their language skills to the General Medical Council (GMC), and were therefore refused a licence to practice, between 25 June 2014 and 6 July this year.
The GMC, which registers doctors and licenses them to work, has been able to check EU medics’ English since last summer – years after Guardian revelations about how an incompetent... read more

 
27 July 2015 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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