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BMA guidelines for clinical attachments for overseas-qualified doctors (Dec 2001)

A scheme has been launched to help refugees who are doctors find work in the NHS. It is estimated that there are between 800 and 1,200 asylum seekers and refugees in the UK who have qualified as doctors in their own countries. The BMA is keen to improve the opportunities for these doctors, particularly as there is a nationwide shortage in the NHS. The BMA's Refugee Doctor Liaison Group has drawn up guidelines by which these doctors might be able to get attachments to work in UK hospitals.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:10]

DH: Report of the working group on refugee doctors and dentists

Available in PDF, this report makes key recommendations for the training of refugees who are medically qualified doctors and dentists.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:11]

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Refugee/Asylum Seeking Doctors - Doctors Programme. This programme is designed to assist asylum seeking and refugee doctors to become registered with the General Medical Council in order to be in a position to compete for posts in the NHS in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:13]

Jewish Council for Racial Equality: a Refugee Doctors' Guide

The guide is for qualified doctors from overseas who have refugee or asylum seeker status in the UK and wish to practise here. It outlines some of the procedures to gain limited registration as a doctor in the UK and some of the sources of help and support that are available.
Tel: 020 8455 0896.

[Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:17]

BMA: refugee doctors database

The BMA holds and maintains the Refugee Doctorsí Database. This is a voluntary database which currently holds the details of 1087 refugee and asylum seeking doctors. All information provided is strictly confidential. This is an invaluable resource, which has enabled help for refugee doctors to be more accurately targeted.
The BMA also convenes the Refugee Doctors Liaison Group which brings together representatives of a wide variety of organisations and individuals currently working with refugee doctors.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:21]

The General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK.
Type 'refugee doctor' into GMC search engine for latest news and information.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:23]

BMJ: Advice to overseas applicants

This site includes advice and links to information on registration and immigration requirements.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:25]

DH: International recruitment of consultants and general practitioners for the NHS in England

Current initiatives and guidance to NHS employers on an infrastructure to support international recruitment.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 13:26]

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