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This unrealistic English test is barring potential GP recruits


A high standard of both spoken and written English is absolutely essential, given the risk of miscommunications in Medicine, especially GP! Yes, we could use the extra hands, but only after training to be able to communicate effectively and safely; and I have experience of a number of overseas graduates who have passed the test or been 'let in' because they were 'europeans' who absolutely should not have been practicing medicine (or nursing) because their communication was way below safe standard. I see potential to raise the required score still higher - perhaps a 9/10? And maybe include Cymraeg and regional dialect words as well??

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23 May 2018

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