HCL boss calls for English Language tests for EEA Medical Professionals

Kate Bleasdale told the Recruiter “Currently, over a third of doctors registered with the General Medical Council were trained overseas. With a growing and ageing population, the UK is clearly reliant on highly skilled overseas professionals. Demand for international doctors is only going to increase in the UK in the years to come. What is needed is a reform of the current system whereby doctors who come to the UK from the EU do not have to pass the same highly stringent English language tests as those from outside the EU. Credible and compliant recruitment agencies like HCL will always screen all candidates rigorously for fluency in English before putting them forward to any client, NHS or otherwise. However, there is no doubt that reform of the system would be helpful in reassuring patients that there is a mandatory legal standard that applies across the board.”

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