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UK: “Foreign Doctors Should Face Tougher Exams”, Study

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study has said. Research by University College London found a “performance gap” between international and UK medical graduates. It said pass marks for entry exams sat by international […]

A controversial report on the impact of migrants on British jobs has been published – adding to a coalition row over immigration policy. Lib Dem Vince Cable has angered Tories by saying he is “intensely relaxed” about mass immigration. And Nick Clegg accused the Tories of being “preoccupied” with a migration target they had no “no control” […]

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‘Foreigners abusing system’ claim contradicted by research that also shows more people go overseas for treatment than arrive. Medical tourism is a lucrative source of income for the NHS, according to a major new study that contradicts many of the assumptions behind the government’s announcement that it will clamp down on foreigners abusing the health service. […]

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Victor Spirescu says he’s here to work, hasn’t heard of the NHS and aims to return home ‘very soon with a lot of money’. Whatever Victor Spirescu’s dreams of arriving in the UK from Translyvania entailed, it is doubtful they included coffee with the Labour MP Keith Vaz surrounded by TV cameras and microphones minutes after he […]

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Migrants billed between £20 and £100 for a consultation at A&E Patients may end up being presented with a chip-and-pin machine Charges come in amid concerns that NHS is now ‘international’ It is claimed foreign patients rack up costs of £2billion a year Many health tourists travel to the UK specifically for free treatment Ministers have […]

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