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We need to stop treating international GPs as pariahs


Interesting situation we are in . The government is only obsessed of reaching the target of 5000 more GPs by 2020 for political reasons. In fact , the whole execution is , like the target of £ 22 billions efficiency saving in NHS , becoming purely technocratic and hence, inflexible. On one hand , Brexit legislations on immigration would prevent and discourage capable EU colleagues to come and stay in U.K. On the other hand , the inflexible requirement of passing the MRCGP examination(with unconscious bias in CSA of the exam)before one is legitimately allowed to practise family medicine , is stifling and denying options to increase the workforce. IMG doctors , as well as EU colleagues, all have big contributions to general practice in NHS . That is a fact . When you have a crisis , the facts must be discerned from the matter of concern . Principles should then be applied aiming at resolving the crisis , not the opposite . Unfortunately, when you have a entirely technocratic government lacking vision, the problems keep recycling within the boundary of the crisis with no breakthrough.

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11 Sep 2017

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