Friday, 13 September 2013

Foreign doctors and language skills

The situation in the UK (United Kingdom) is not good. More than 100 doctors died while investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC), the regulator of medical profession. Tens of thousands of patients died in NHS (National Health Service) hospitals unnecessarily and yet there are many regulators in healthcare.

For some time GMC expressed their view that they need new legislation to allow them to test foreign medical graduates' language skills. The facts are that such legislation is not required. European countries ask foreign graduates to provide certificates of proficiency in the language. Germany does and so do other European countries.

Is there such a thing as Cambridge University in the UK? Do they know about English Proficiency teaching and certification? Of course, of course, but power games and manipulation has been the problem in regulation of medical profession for some time.


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