NHS Foreign doctors 'must speak English'

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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.

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