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EU blocks 'no registration' plan for UK

The European Parliament has blocked plans to allow doctors from the EU to work in the UK for up to four months a year without registering.

MEPs passed a directive last week stating all GPs and specialists must register with the GMC, or similar authority, before working in a new country.

The decision amends a European Commission directive which would have allowed doctors to practise for 16 weeks each year in any member country without gaining registration.

BMA international chair Dr Edwin Borman said MEPs had 'recognised that patient protection should not be a secondary consideration'.

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