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Overseas Doctors

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the light of the publication of the findings of the Policy Studies Institute on the relationship between overseas doctors and the National Health Service as being one of unequal treatment both in training and the job market, if he will consider methods of correcting this.

I have already indicated to overseas doctors that I will treat the Policy Studies Institute's findings with the utmost seriousness and am initiating discussions with those concerned with a view to working out approaches to deal with the problems which the report discusses.

Northern Region2,4712,6572,6922,735
Yorkshire and Humberside Region3,8853,8103,9103,940
North Western Region4,3614,6644,7144,803
West Midlands Region3,8264,0404,1093,880
East Midlands Region2,4752,5242,5222,539
London North Region3,1623,1543,2543,157
London Region7,2237,4317,4477,225
Southern Region*3,7503,6363,5293,402
South Western Region1,8921,9791,9041,817
* Includes both Wessex and South Eastern Regions.