[Press and Public Relations] Call for Refugee Doctors to Work in NHS

September 2001

No 135

Refugee doctors in the Midlands are being urged to use their skills to benefit the NHS.

The University of Leicester is involved in a course that will allow refugee doctors to make a vital contribution to health in the UK.

The South Trent Deanery is holding its first meeting for Refugee Doctors at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on the 3rd October 2001.

Mr Davinder Sandhu, Associate Postgraduate Dean for Overseas Doctors at the University of Leicester, said: “The purpose of the meeting is to help Refugee Doctors integrate into a constructive career structure in the National Health Service.

“This can be achieved by advice on affordable or free medical English courses, General Medical Council registration, PLAB and IELTS exams.

“There will also be an opportunity to develop study groups, clinical attachments, mentoring and make use of library and journal clubs.”

The course has been organised by Mr Sandhu who added that he hoped to attract 20 doctors or more to the event who would be encouraged to fulfil their academic and clinical ambitions.

The speakers at the meeting are:

  • Isabel Fish, International Department - British Medical Association.
  • Cathy Lee, Registration Manager - General Medical Council.
  • Hernan Rosenkranz - Refugee Education & Training Advisory Service.
  • Further information can be obtained from Mr D P S Sandhu, and Marcia Read, Postgraduate Dean Office, Centre for Postgraduate Education, University of Leicester or Telephone Marcia on 0116 252 5867.

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