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    Foreign Doctors 'must Speak English'

    wiseguy Feb 24, 2013

    1. wiseguy

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      Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove they have the necessary English skills, the government has confirmed.
      Concerns were raised after a German doctor, Dr Daniel Ubani, gave a patient a fatal overdose on his first and only shift in the UK.
      He had earlier been rejected for work because of poor English skills.
      From April there will be a legal duty to ensure a doctor's English is up to scratch before they are employed.
      Foreign doctors will have to prove they can speak a "necessary level of English" before they are allowed to treat patients in hospitals or in GP surgeries, the Department of Health said.
      Dr Ubani had been refused work by Leeds Primary Care Trust, but was later employed in Cambridgeshire.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21547513

      to me this stands to reason, and why kave they left it so late for gods sake
       
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      Couldn't agree more WG, the Dr I have I am not keen on at all. He sits and listens to you but then never speaks to you just sits typing on his computer then gives you a prescription and lets you go. My mum has been to him a few times and been misdiagnosed by him. Shouldn't have been allowed to go on for as long as it has done.
       
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      can he speak english though, i have difficulty understanding my hospital doctor but my own gp lives just down the rd and born here
       
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      He can speak some English of what I have heard as he doesn't talk too much at all.
       
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      lol i would have to confront him, and know exactly what he was typing
       
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      All the GP's at our health centre speak pretty good English like what I do :D
       
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      not queens english then lol