Medical Council given power to check English Language skills of foreign doctors

The General Medical Council can now check the English language skills of foreign doctors.
The General Medical Council can now check the English language skills of foreign doctors. Credit: ITV Anglia

The General Medical Council can now check the English language skills of foreign doctors before they're allowed to work with patients in the UK.

EU ministers have agreed that health professionals moving to Britain from Europe will have to meet new patient safety requirements.

In 2008 Dr Ubani from Germany injected David Gray from Manea near Ely with a fatal dose of painkiller.

He was on his first shift caring for NHS patients in Cambridgeshire.

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