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Overseas GPs should be treated equally

It is not right to generalise matters (‘GMC reveals plan for crackdown on foreign GPs').

I trained in the Netherlands mainly, but did my GP training in England.

Some EU countries do have proper GP training (the Netherlands is one of them) whereas in other countries any doctor can decide to do GP work as well, without official GP training. There is a mixture of good, excellent and poor doctors in whichever country you go to, whether that is England, the Netherlands or any other country.

As long as the GP's training is sufficient to be able to practise as a fully qualified GP, and there are good English language skills, there should be no hindrance – other than ensuring as far as possible there are no concerns about the doctor in question. This should be no different for UK, EU or overseas doctors.

Dutch-trained GP practising in the UK

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