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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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Immigration plan "risk to patients"

A government bid to restrict career opportunities for overseas doctors working in the UK could threaten services for patients, the British Medical Association has said.

The House of Lords ruled against guidance cutting training opportunities for doctors on the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) last week.

Under the new points-based immigration system, doctors from overseas who already have HSMP status will be able to compete for training posts with UK colleagues.