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RCGP exam results reveal narrowing gaps between UK and overseas graduates

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When the final history of the NHS is written this will be regarded as by far the most bizarre episode the suggestion that members of the Royal College are racist will appear bizarre to anyone who has had contact with them . Nevertheless seven years after the introduction of new MRCGP South Asian doctors are 10 times more likely to fail than their Caucasian colleagues A deanery is an autonomous body not answerable to the GMC and indeed not answerable to anyone, though their training should be in line with GMC guidance . It is beyond question that a deanery is not technically capable of both selecting and training. They may well be competent in one of these roles, but not in both yet they retain responsibility for both Somewhere in the NHS , there sits a senior executive responsible for funding the deanery and indeed for the training grants and salaries of all those Indian doctors who were appointed in the certain knowledge that the majority of them fail as a non-training GP. I am incessantly bombarded with information and audits requiring ever tighter financial control to the point of absurdity. Where patients tablets must be supplied in the cheapest formulation. However unacceptable clinically and yet our senior executive is never questioned never held to account never required to justify his spending of millions of pounds of precious taxpayer money for such poor results

Posted date

23 Jan 2015

Posted time

11:54am

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