Refugee doctors – a valuable resource

Emma Stewart

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    The BMA estimates that there are around 2000 refugee doctors in the United Kingdom, and this group represents a highly valuable resource to the NHS. Indeed, refugee doctors have been described as ready-made doctors, creating a win win situation. [1] They often have considerable years of medical experience and skills, and are ideally suited to work in general practices where there are a large number of refugees or patients seeking asylum. Refugee doctors are highly motivated, hard working, and determined to re-enter their profession.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-74
    Number of pages2
    Issue numberCareers Focus
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2006


    • refugee doctors
    • asylum seeker
    • International English Language Testing System

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