Medical watchdogs must be able to ensure that GPs can speak good English, MPs have warned
Yes, how lovely. From the same article:
He was banned from practising in this country by the GMC last year but European Union legislation, enshrined in British law, means that foreign doctors cannot be tested on their clinical skills and language abilities.
It\’s simply not possible for you to insist on such a thing. You\’ve already signed away the power to do this to the EU.
Part of the single market for labour is that there is mutual recognition of professional qualifications. Mutual recognition means you cannot add further tests to those who have such qualifications.
That this means that some might die from incompetents, or from those incapable of speaking the relevant language, well, so what? You\’ve already signed away, and you\’re not going to get back, the powers to prevent this.
Huff and puff all you like but that\’s what the situation is.