NHS breaking recruitment rules with one in four new doctors coming from ‘banned’ developing countriesRuth Mabhiza
NHS breaking recruitment rules with one in four new doctors coming from ‘banned’ developing countries
The firm said it was helping doctors who were actively seeking work in the UK
The NHS is breaking recruitment rules, with one in four new medics now coming from developing countries which are supposed to be protected by ethical codes, an investigation reveals.
The Telegraph has uncovered evidence that the health service is targeting medics from such countries – despite strict rules which are supposed to protect the poorest parts of the world.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for International Development identifies 97 countries which “should not be actively recruited from” because they are in receipt of aid, and often suffering from shortages of medics.
They include Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.