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Map of internationally trained GPs on the GMC register

The number of GPs trained overseas on the GMC register as of February 2014



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  • Out of all the International medical graduates how many have actually trained as a GP in the NHS? Surely one can't just qualify overseas and start working as a GP without the mandatory training and MRCGP aaccreditation? Once that is clear the number will be far lower.

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  • what is the point of this article ??

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  • Thanks for sharing the information. This shows contribution of international medical graduates working as GPs in the NHS since 2009. Its necessary for IMGs to get through the GP training an gain Royal College accredition to claim CCT and rest. So 'NO' this won't be far lower!

    Point is, that NHS is increasingly reliant on IMGs, under 30% of GP work force in view of above article is IMG - GPs, and growing. If you look it in context of report currently published re: bias in RCGP exams towards IMGs, NHS will start feeling lack of IMGs to fill vacancies resulting in even more pressure on current system and eventual increase in dissatisfaction among NHS services and patients.
    See comments in above article re: practices waiting for over a years to get a single GP applicant!

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