NHS Foreign doctors 'must speak English'
24 February 2013 Last updated at 19:11 GMT
Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove they have the necessary English skills, the government has confirmed.
Concerns were raised after a German doctor, Dr Daniel Ubani, gave a patient a fatal overdose on his first and only shift in the UK. He had earlier been rejected for work because of poor English skills.
From April, there will be a legal duty to ensure a doctor's English is sufficiently fluent before they are employed.
Branwen Jeffreys reports.