UK proposes to bring in GPs from India to meet shortage of health professionals

April 11, 2016
The UK’s NHS has planned to hire general practitioners (GPs) from India to handle the problem of shortage of health professionals in the UK.

UK proposes to bring in GPs from India to meet shortage of health professionals

England’s Health Education has signed a MoU with a leading hospital in India previous year, that has lead to the transfer of around 400 general practitioners to the UK.

In its statement the HEE has said that the UK and India has signed an MoU as an initial point to explore how both the nations could benefit from the joint exchange of ideas. 

The government has pledged to hire around 5000 additional GPs by the year 2020. According to Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chairman, UK Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee, doctors from abroad has always offered a valuable contribution to this nation’s health system as they went process of rigorous assessment for making sure that they had the right skills for NHS.

The UK government had launched a fresh recruitment scheme abroad to fill a wide open gap in the number of GPS in the work force.

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