NHS team to test English of foreign doctors
The 500 “responsible officers” will have to ensure that doctors working in the health service have the necessary language skills and understand British processes and medicines.
If an unsuitable foreign-born doctor is approved and a patient’s treatment suffers, the senior doctor responsible could be held liable for the mistake. Responsible officers could be banned from practising for a serious breach.
A consultation on the plan, which follows several cases of doctors with poor English making serious mistakes, will be announced today by Andrew Lansley.
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"NHS team to test English of foreign doctors", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nhs-team-to-test-english-of-foreign-doctors