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The Government has announced proposals to curb poaching of doctors and nurses from developing countries.

The plans are designed to strengthen the code of practice on international recruitment, which prevents agencies from targeting develop- ing nations.

Department of Health proposals include reducing backdoor recruitment into the NHS by allowing private firms that sign up to the code access to NHS recruitment programmes.

In addition, a loophole that allows health care providers to bring in locums and temporary staff from developing countries will be closed.

Health minister John Hutton said the UK already led the way on ethical recruitment.

He said: 'The NHS is expanding, but we're not going to do that at the expense of other countries.'

Shadow health minister Dr Andrew Murrison accused Mr Hutton of 'dragging his heels' over the issue.

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