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Concern over foreign doctors

Patients are being put at "unacceptable risk" because of EU rules governing the movement of health workers, peers say.

A House of Lords committee said the current balance between free movement of labour and safety had been skewed.

It said regulatory bodies should be able to test the language skills of all doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists wanting to work in the UK.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 19 Oct 2011
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